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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What hope floats in in this chapter, August 1934?
(a) Increased wheat prices
(b) The smell of rain
(c) Higher wages
(d) Bank loans

2. To what state is Billie Jo's best friend moving?
(a) Georgi
(b) New Mexico
(c) Ohio
(d) California

3. What does Ma think will help get water to the crops?
(a) Greenhouse
(b) A sprinkler system
(c) Water tower
(d) A windmill

4. Why does Billie Jo think she should get extra credit in class?
(a) Dust blows into the classroom during a dust storm
(b) She did extra homework
(c) She tutored a classmate
(d) She shares her textbooks

5. What does Billie Jo do as the dust storm approaches?
(a) Watches from a big window
(b) Stuffs rugs under the doors and rags around the windows
(c) Hides in her bedroom
(d) Prays

6. Why does Daddy get a different job?
(a) He needs insurance benefits
(b) The crop is not going to produce anything
(c) He is bored with farming
(d) He wants an office job

7. What ruins the family's winter wheat crop?
(a) Hail
(b) Locusts
(c) Deer
(d) A dust storm

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

9. How had Ma brought in a little bit of money once in awhile?
(a) Playing piano
(b) Painting
(c) Sewing
(d) Baking

10. What totally unexpected event occurs in Autumn 1934?
(a) A meteor falls in the field
(b) Billie Jo falls in love
(c) Daddy sells the farm
(d) It snows

11. What does Billie Jo hunger for in her life?
(a) Cheesecake
(b) Truth
(c) Beauty
(d) Cheeseburgers

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

13. How is Daddy going to get help with the farm?
(a) A new partner
(b) A new tractor
(c) A government loan
(d) Better seeds

14. Who has a reputation for cheating customers at his store?
(a) Mr. Hardly
(b) Mad Dog Craddock
(c) Mr. Romney
(d) Arley Wanderdale

15. What does Billie Jo see sliding down her mother's skin?
(a) Jam
(b) Rain
(c) Syrup
(d) Blood

Short Answer Questions

1. How many other children other than Billie Jo are in Billie Jo's family in the Beginning?

2. Where does Daddy go to work?

3. What does Daddy feed Ma?

4. What does Billie Jo call playing piano on stage?

5. Why does Ma make Billie Jo return to the store?

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