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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what opera is Billie Jo's teacher going to sing?
(a) Madame Butterfly
(b) Rigoletto
(c) The Marriage of Figaro
(d) Aida

2. What event is held at the courthouse?
(a) Barbershop quartet show
(b) Ice cream social
(c) Art exhibit
(d) Political rally

3. Why does Ma make Billie Jo return to the store?
(a) She forgot the sugar
(b) She got four cents too much in change
(c) She forgot to get the mail
(d) She forgot the coffee

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

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

6. 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

7. Who is Arley Wanderdale?
(a) The local extension agent
(b) Billie Jo's music teacher
(c) A seed salesman
(d) The army recruiter

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

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

10. What flowers would grow on the graves of the war dead?
(a) Pink peonies
(b) Blue iris
(c) White roses
(d) Red poppies

11. What does President Roosevelt encourage people to plant in the dust bowl?
(a) Soybeans
(b) Wildflowers
(c) Trees
(d) Prairie grass

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

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

14. Billie Jo says about her father that "If he had cried, his tears would have been __________ too, but he didn't cry."
(a) Mud
(b) Salty
(c) Angry
(d) Dust

15. In what state is Billie Jo born?
(a) Mississippi
(b) Oregon
(c) Oklahoma
(d) Ohio

Short Answer Questions

1. The boy who stops at Billie Jo's house to work and eat is headed to __________________.

2. What does Daddy do as a result of Ma's injuries?

3. Why is Billie Jo mad at her mother?

4. What is Daddy's job?

5. Which of the following does Billie Jo not want to find in the world?

(see the answer keys)

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