Mama's Bank Account Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Kathryn Forbes
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why can't any of the girls boil water for the tea during the reception?

2. What does Katrin mean when she says, "It is something within me, Mama. Right here!"?

3. What item does Hester ask to try as the women pack up the reception?

4. Who comes into Katrin's classroom unexpectedly?

5. Which fruit does Uncle Chris demand that the children eat more of?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the family so unhappy at the chicken ranch?

2. What does Mama mean when she says that Mr. Hyde does not owe them anything?

3. What is unusual about the way that Uncle Chris spends his money?

4. Why does Katrin enter the writing contest?

5. How does Katrin plan to keep the meat balls hot enough for an after school reception?

6. Why does Katrin need to come up with $7.00?

7. Does Katrin enjoy her first day at Winford?

8. What is the purpose of The Little Bank?

9. How does Mama save the day at the reception?

10. What makes Hester and Madeline finally start to be nice to Katrin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is Katrin a good girl or a bad girl? What types of things does she do throughout the book to make her good or bad?

Essay Topic 2

The concept of savings accounts and banks are important throughout the book. Although the book is called "Mama's Bank Account" the family rarely mentions either account. Compare and contrast Mama's Bank Account and The Little Bank and explain why the author does not mention the accounts very much, but chooses to title the book after one of them.

Essay Topic 3

Education plays an important role throughout the book. Mama values education and wants the best for her children. Why is education so important to Mama and do the children feel the same way about education? How do Mama and Papa show the reader how much they value education? Provide examples.

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