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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Daddy think about Ma's idea to get water to the crops?
(a) It is sure worth a try
(b) It is idiotic
(c) It is bound to work
(d) It will dry up the well

2. What do Mr. Noble and Mr. Romney do to take care of the pests?
(a) Set traps
(b) Put out poison
(c) Call the exterminator
(d) Have a rabbit-killing contest

3. What does Daddy no longer tell Billie Jo?
(a) That he loves her
(b) That she is beautiful
(c) That she can be anything she wants to be
(d) To put her hands to good use

4. What is Daddy's job?
(a) Digging holes for towers
(b) Auditing tax returns
(c) Selling men's clothes
(d) Selling agricultural implements

5. What crop is dying and drying up?
(a) Soybeans
(b) Oats
(c) Corn
(d) Wheat

6. For what fruit does Billie Jo have a fondness?
(a) Grapes
(b) Apples
(c) Peaches
(d) Pears

7. What does Daddy say uses up more water than the wheat?
(a) Doing laundry
(b) Apple trees
(c) Washing dishes
(d) Baths

8. What is eating the crops?
(a) Squirrels
(b) Foxes
(c) Deer
(d) Rabbits

9. Who will be singing at the dance revue?
(a) Mad Dog
(b) Billie Jo
(c) Arley
(d) Livie

10. Arley thinks that Billie Jo can ___________________________.
(a) Be anything she wants to be
(b) Learn to cook
(c) Go to college on a scholarship
(d) Play piano again if she tries

11. Billie Jo is glad to be around Mad Dog because he _________________________ or treat her like she's handicapped.
(a) Doesn't leer at her
(b) Doesn't stare at her hands
(c) Doesn't swear
(d) Doesn't drink alcohol

12. How does Ma care for the trees?
(a) Waters them despite the drought
(b) Prunes them each summer
(c) Doesn't do anything to them
(d) Fertilizes them every week

13. In Billie Jo's dream, Ma gives birth to a baby ______________.
(a) Boy
(b) Of flames
(c) Girl
(d) Deer

14. What does Daddy do as a result of Ma's injuries?
(a) Hires some help
(b) Makes out his will
(c) Goes on a drinking binge
(d) Sells the farm

15. What do the girls at the show want to know about Mad Dog?
(a) How he got his name
(b) How old he is
(c) Where he lives
(d) Where he performs

Short Answer Questions

1. In what country are the Dionne Quintuplets born?

2. What ruins the family's winter wheat crop?

3. What scholastic achievement does Billie Jo reach?

4. How old will Billie Jo be when her mother has the new baby?

5. Who used to encourage Billie Jo to try out for a sport?

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