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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. During "November Lia" a solution is found for Becky's childcare dilemma. Who is going to watch Oliver?
2. How does Becky feel about being pregnant again?
3. What happens to Oliver during "January Kelly"?
(a) He crawls for the first time.
(b) He falls out of his highchair.
(c) He gets his first tooth.
(d) He says "Mama."
4. Where is Lia when she has her dream?
(a) On the plane.
(b) In the car.
(c) At their new house.
(d) In her apartment..
5. How does Mimi react to the news that Becky and Andrew won't be at her Christmas celebration?
(a) She is angry and jealous.
(b) She doesn't really care.
(c) She is sad.
(d) She is happy.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the letter in "February Becky" from?
2. After Becky tells Andrew that she is sick, he disappears. Where does he go?
3. How does Becky describe the clothes that Mimi puts on Ava?
4. Which baby says their first word during this gathering?
5. Who does Kelly call for support in "February Kelly"?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Richard able to show his love for Ayinde during the crisis of baby Julian's sickness?
2. Explain the irony between how Ayinde's day begins and how it ends.
3. Kelly has been driven by appearances and having everything perfect. How does this change in "February Kelly"?
4. How is Lia's final dream symbolic of her improved mental state and also a promise of things to come?
5. In the chapter "February Lia," how is it shown that Lia is still in love and wants to reach out to Sam?
6. How does the author address the common feeling among mothers that they aren't as good at mothering as everyone else they know, or that they lost their temper and yelled?
7. How is Mimi's self-absorption shown in "October Becky"?
8. How does learning the truth about her childhood help Lia move toward reconciling with Sam?
9. What is ironic about Kelly and Steve's fight?
10. How does Ayinde implement what she learned from her parents in her childhood: that she was a lucky little girl to live so well and she had to be kind and helpful to those less fortunate?
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