Mama's Bank Account Test | Final 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. Which person is not a boarder at the Steiner Street house?

2. What does Dagmar ask Mama to do with the cat?

3. Who disapproves of Katrin working at her new place of employment?

4. Who does Elizabeth belong too?

5. What does Mama promise to the woman to cover the $75 she is short for the surgery?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Mama able to afford Katrin's graduation present?

2. Why does Christine come back to San Francisco to have her baby?

3. Why is Katrin upset when she learns how Mama has paid for her graduation present?

4. Why is Mama shaking until she finds out Christine is going to be fine?

5. Why does Papa tell Mr. Kenmore he can not go flying?

6. How does Mama help Aunt Elna and Aunt Jenny?

7. Why does Katrin want a graduation present?

8. Why is Mama upset with Christine's choice to work?

9. Why does Mrs. Beauchamp handle Dr. Beauchamp's accounting needs?

10. Why is Mama understanding when Katrin tells her that she has stolen candy from the drugstore?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why is school so important to Mama and Papa? Would they be proud of their children if they chose not to go to school?

Essay Topic 2

There is a common theme throughout the novel of anything being possible when it comes to family. Mama often says "is good" or "all is good." What does she mean by this statement, and why is it repeated throughout the book? Describe two or three instances when a family member shows that he or she will do anything to protect or show love for another family member.

Essay Topic 3

How does the family's Norwegian culture play an important role throughout the novel? Does their cultural background add depth to the novel or is it unnecessary? Often times throughout the book the adults begin conversing in Norwegian. What is the importance of this?

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