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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Billie Jo call her father since Ma's death?
(a) Kerosene killer
(b) Daddy dearest
(c) Papa
(d) My father

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

3. What does Miss Freeland explain to Billie Jo's class?
(a) How the drought happened
(b) The reasons for World War I
(c) The case for evolution
(d) The solar system

4. Why does the person in #79 not ask Billie Jo to try out for a sport?
(a) Because the school has cancelled the athletic program
(b) Because the team is full
(c) Because her hands are injured
(d) Because they're not taking girls on the team

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

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

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

8. What helps Billie Jo escape life's problems?
(a) Sewing
(b) Reading
(c) Her piano
(d) Movies

9. What scholastic achievement does Billie Jo reach?
(a) Winner of the regional spelling bee
(b) Full college scholarship
(c) Highest in the state achievement tests
(d) Completed high school two years early

10. How much wheat does one farmer get from a 20-bushel acre?
(a) 3 bushels
(b) 17 bushels
(c) 8 bushels
(d) 13 bushels

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

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

13. Why does Billie Jo go to Mrs. Brown's house?
(a) To learn to sew
(b) To eat raspberry pie
(c) To see a flower as big as a plate
(d) To take singing lessons

14. How old will Billie Jo be when her mother has the new baby?
(a) 14
(b) 9
(c) 21
(d) 10

15. What is Billie Jo's new baby brother named?
(a) Fletcher
(b) Frederick
(c) Vaughn
(d) Franklin

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Billie Jo see eating up the wheat crop?

2. What happens when Billie Jo throws the pail outside?

3. Why is Billie Jo mad at her mother?

4. What does Daddy feed Ma?

5. What does Billie Jo wish she could buy at the store?

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