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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the consequence of the librarian's relationship with Barbara Kingsolver?
(a) Barbara Kingsolver saw beyond her hometown.
(b) Barbara Kingsolver could not stay in her hometown.
(c) Barbara Kingsolver learned to understand her parents' limitations and desires.
(d) Barbara Kingsolver learned to hate her hometown.

2. What did Barbara Kingsolver get instead of what she'd asked for, at Christmas?
(a) A stuffed animal.
(b) A weekend away.
(c) Rain boots.
(d) A book.

3. What does Barbara Kingsolver say is society's responsibility in regard to children?
(a) To feed and clothe them.
(b) To help them reach their dreams.
(c) To get them through high school.
(d) To participate in their care.

4. What did living in this place make Barbara Kingsolver see about how Americans see children?
(a) They see children as little bothers.
(b) They see children in terms of economics.
(c) They see children as luxuries.
(d) They see children as little souls.

5. What does anthropologist Adrienne Zihlman say about the African savannah?
(a) That it was the most hostile environment humans could have encountered at that stage of development.
(b) That it was the most important environment for human development.
(c) That it was the place where human development was first tested.
(d) That it created a certain kind of human creature, but the development would have been different in other environments.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Barbara Kingsolver travel to in 1991?

2. What skill did Camille develop during Barbara Kingsolver's travels with her?

3. How does Barbara Kingsolver characterize her physique?

4. What does Barbara Kingsolver say was stronger in the place where she lived when Camille was four?

5. What does Barbara Kingsolver think her creature might want to change?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Barbara Kingsolver say was the reaction to her books in her hometown?

2. What inequality does Barbara Kingsolver explore in housekeeping?

3. What was Buster's 'personality' like?

4. What did Barbara Kingsolver find when she started to read?

5. What balance does Barbara Kingsolver have to strike in parenting Camille through her terrible twos?

6. How does Barbara Kingsolver characterize her daughter at age two?

7. How would the Native Indians in Tucson bring rain after the dry season, according to Barbara Kingsolver?

8. What problem does Barbara Kingsolver say her school system was plagued by, in 'How Mr. Dewey Decimal Saved My Life'?

9. Why does Barbara Kingsolver discuss the origins of human agriculture?

10. Why did Barbara Kingsolver move to Tucson?

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