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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 school friend of Tara's is described as black and dramatic in personality?
2. Who has a heart attack in Chapter 10?
(a) Tara's uncle.
(b) Tara's father.
(c) Tara's grandfather.
(d) Tara's mother.
3. What does Tara's mother do because of Tara's behavior at the carnival in Chapter 10?
(a) Shakes Tara.
(b) Strangles Tara.
(c) Punches Tara's father.
(d) Slaps Tara's father.
4. Tara says that she is sent to what classes starting in first grade in Chapter 2?
5. What is a literary device in which an author indistinctly suggests certain plot developments that might come later in the story?
Short Answer Questions
1. To whom does Tara pray to when she is frightened at home alone in Chapter 8?
2. What refers to the part of narrative where the main part happens or the most dramatic part?
3. What is Tara's last name in the novel?
4. In Chapter 10, Tara says of her mother, "I wanted to run to her and stroke her hair and tell her it was only" what?
5. What is the name of the priest Tara goes to for confession in the novel?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Tara feel about her inward thoughts in Chapter 5?
2. How does Tara describe her best friends in Chapter 3? What grade is Tara in at this point?
3. How do Tara and their friends describe their personal fears in Chapter 3?
4. What exchange does Tara describe with Mrs. Scott in Chapter 1? What causes Tara's humiliation?
5. What takes place at the carnival in Chapter 10?
6. What does Tara reveal to Donna about herself in Chapter 12? What is Donna's reaction?
7. What leads up to Tara's stealing in Chapter 12? What does she do after stealing?
8. How does Tara describe her relationship with her mother in Chapter 2? How does she describe her friends?
9. How does Tara describe the phrase that began her problems in Chapter 1?
10. What is Tara's response to being kicked off the volleyball team in Chapter 3?
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