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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Molly's English teacher?
(a) Mrs. Tate.
(b) Mrs. Murphy.
(c) Mrs. Grote.
(d) Mr. Sorenson.

2. What is the one item of jewelry that Vivian has retained from her early childhood on the orphan train in 1929?
(a) A diamond bracelet.
(b) A turtle pendant.
(c) A ruby ring.
(d) A claddagh cross.

3. What does Molly say turtles represent to the people of her culture?
(a) Victory and spoils.
(b) Slowness and time.
(c) Strength and perseverance.
(d) Isolation and fear.

4. Who is the woman that oversees the children on the orphan train in 1929?
(a) Mrs. Thompson.
(b) Mrs. Ross.
(c) Mrs. Murphy.
(d) Mrs. Scatcherd.

5. Who was Vivian's teacher in New York when she became orphaned?
(a) Mrs. Uhrig.
(b) Mr. Byrne.
(c) Mr. Sorenson.
(d) Mrs. Grote.

6. Where did Molly live before she went into foster care?
(a) Boston, Massachusetts.
(b) Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(c) New York, New York.
(d) Indian Island, Maine.

7. Where does Molly live with her foster parents in the novel?
(a) Spruce Harbor, Maine.
(b) Bangor, Maine.
(c) Dover, Massachusetts.
(d) Portland, Maine.

8. What was the name of the turtle that Molly had as a child before she entered foster care?
(a) Shelly.
(b) Peter.
(c) Carmine.
(d) Byron.

9. How would you describe Molly's sense of style in the beginning of the novel?
(a) Goth.
(b) Preppie.
(c) Hipster.
(d) Nerdy.

10. Where is Vivian when she is adopted by the Byrnes?
(a) Cheyenne, Wyoming.
(b) Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(c) Topeka, Kansas.
(d) Albans, Minnesota.

11. Who is Molly's American History teacher?
(a) Mr. Reed.
(b) Mr. James.
(c) Mr. Wilson.
(d) Mr. Thompson.

12. When was Michael Collins assassinated?
(a) March 12, 1921.
(b) May 20, 1925.
(c) August 22, 1922.
(d) September 16, 1919.

13. How old is Vivian when she is adopted by the Byrnes?
(a) 9.
(b) 11.
(c) 7.
(d) 12.

14. What grade was Molly in when she transferred to Mount Desert Island High School?
(a) Tenth grade.
(b) Seventh grade.
(c) Eleventh grade.
(d) Twelfth grade.

15. What village in Ireland does Mr. Byrne tell Vivian his family was from?
(a) Bective.
(b) Castletown.
(c) Abbeyfeale.
(d) Sallybrook.

Short Answer Questions

1. What item of jewelry does Mrs. Byrne express a dislike for on Vivian in Section 2?

2. What does the narrator say in Section 1 is the thing that Molly hates the most about being in the foster care system?

3. Where does the orphan train that Vivian rides on in 1929 make its first stop to meet potential adopters?

4. How old does Vivian say she is in the Prologue of the novel?

5. How old was Molly when her father died?

(see the answer keys)

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