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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 does Jonathan send to Ellen for Christmas?
(a) A movie
(b) A nightgown
(c) A datebook
(d) A plane ticket
2. Why does Ellen say she'd decided to protect her father?
(a) She believes he had been unable to bear Kate's suffering
(b) She believes he couldn't withstand a trial
(c) She doesn't believe he really killed Kate
(d) She loves him
3. What does Ellen buy hoping her mother will continue to read?
(a) A different book
(b) An audio book
(c) A large-print edition
(d) A magnifying glass
4. How long does Ellen say it is before she sees her father again?
(a) Eighteen months except on holidays
(b) Four years, three months and six days
(c) Three months
(d) Eight years with only one exception
5. Why does Kate say she won't read anymore?
(a) The books depress her
(b) She's tired of the books
(c) She wants to talk with the time she has left
(d) She's losing her eyesight
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Ellen give her mother for Christmas?
2. What kind of earrings is Teresa wearing?
3. Why does Kate say Ellen should not have a flower girl at her wedding?
4. What is Ellen's answer when the prosecutor asks if she killed Kate?
5. What is the word Ellen chooses to describe her paternal grandfather?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Ellen say to Mrs. Duane when she says that she's been meaning to visit Kate?
2. Describe some of the reactions to Ellen's arrest.
3. What does Ellen think about when Jeff asks if she has a message for Jon? What is her message?
4. Where does Jeff get the money for Ellen's legal defense?
5. What does Ellen say when Jeff asks if hallucinations are a side-effect of Kate's medication?
6. What is George's response when Kate says she loves Christmas? What does he mean?
7. Who is Chris and what happens between Chris and Ellen?
8. What changes on the day when Kate calls for Ellen to help her out of the tub?
9. Describe the scene in which George is feeding Kate rice pudding. What does Ellen believe is happening?
10. What does Jeff say about Brian's problems at college and what is Ellen's response?
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