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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. Where do Betsy Ann's pigeons fly away to each morning?
(a) Miles' house.
(b) The park.
(c) The roof.
(d) The bell tower.

2. What color are the pigeons Betsy Ann receives from Miles?
(a) Red and white.
(b) White and black.
(c) Grey.
(d) Black.

3. In "The Night Rhonda Ferguson Was Killed", when the car stalls, who is able to get it started?
(a) Anita.
(b) Cassandra.
(c) Melanie.
(d) Wesley.

4. When does "The Night Rhonda Ferguson Was Killed" take place?
(a) November.
(b) September.
(c) October.
(d) December.

5. What does the protagonist of "The First Day" wear in the opening scene?
(a) A school uniform.
(b) A blue-and-green cotton dress.
(c) Jeans and a t-shirt.
(d) A red jumper with a white blouse.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Cassandra carry in her pocket?

2. Whose pigeons does Betsy Ann go to visit for the second time?

3. What does Cassandra do to retaliate against her brother-in-law after their morning fight?

4. What interrupts Cassandra as she writes her phone number down for Wesley?

5. How does Betsy Ann's father get to work in the morning?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Rhonda Ferguson's father treat Cassandra?

2. How does Robert treat his daughter Betsy Ann?

3. Why is the protagonist of "The First Day" turned away from Seaton Elementary?

4. Discuss the girls' encounter with Pearl and Joyce. What unconventional decision have they made?

5. In "The First Day", how well prepared is the protagonist's mother to enroll her child in school?

6. Describe the final interaction between Caesar and Carol.

7. Describe Robert's reaction to becoming a widower and single father in "The Girl Who Raised Pigeons."

8. Describe the relationship between Robert and Clara in "The Girl Who Raised Pigeons."

9. Describe the character of Cassandra G. Lewis in "The Night Rhonda Ferguson Was Killed".

10. How does the protagonist's mother feel about leaving her child at the school in "The First Day"?

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