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Jennifer Weiner
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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 in the briefcase belonging to the man next to Lia on the airplane?
(a) Books.
(b) Pictures.
(c) Money.
(d) Candy.

2. Who appears in the delivery room that upsets Becky?
(a) Her mom.
(b) Kelly.
(c) Mimi.
(d) Ayinde.

3. Which of the four main characters is an only child?
(a) Kelly.
(b) Ayinde.
(c) Becky.
(d) Lia.

4. Mimi offers to watch Ava so that Becky can do something. What is it?
(a) Go to the market.
(b) Eat something.
(c) Take a nap.
(d) Take a shower.

5. Where are Becky and Kelly when June begins?
(a) The coffee shop.
(b) The park.
(c) At Becky's house.
(d) A breast-feeding lecture.

Short Answer Questions

1. What one word would describe Kelly in "August Kelly"?

2. What happens to Steve during the delivery of the baby?

3. Who does Becky call for help in figuring out why Ava awoke crying?

4. What does the early morning caller tell Becky and Andrew?

5. Why is Ayinde told she will never anchor the news?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Lia tells her mother that "Something happened" her mother assures her that she cares. Lia awaits a sign that her mother cares. How does her mother show her that she cares?

2. Jennifer Weiner paints a picture of motherhood in the opening scene of "August Becky." How is this picture humorous?

3. Kelly jokes, "It takes a village to feed my child." What does this mean?

4. Why does the director tell Ayinde that no one will tune in to watch her read the news?

5. Why does Kelly panic when she finds out that Steve wants to become a teacher?

6. Ayinde always claims to want to stay at home with Julian. How does she interpret the failed job interview to justify this desire?

7. Why does Richard, Ayinde's husband, appear to be ready to go on another trip?

8. When Richard asks if "it's supposed to be this hard" and he answers "everything" to Ayinde. What does Richard mean by "everything"?

9. How does Weiner paint Mimi in the chapter "September Becky"?

10. Becky always seems to worry about her weight. How is this self-consciousness shown in the chapter "June Becky"?

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