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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Billie Jo see on the way to the store?
(a) Mountains
(b) Car dealership
(c) Tumbleweeds
(d) Rib-thin cattle

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

6. Mad Dog says he got his name because as a child he used to _________________ like a mad dog.
(a) Run the streets
(b) Growl
(c) Rattle his chain
(d) Eat anything he could

7. When did Ma start to teach Billie Jo how to play the piano?
(a) During summer vacation
(b) On her tenth birthday
(c) On her fifth birthday
(d) On Christmas

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

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

10. What does Billie Jo call playing piano on stage?
(a) Nerve wracking
(b) Heaven
(c) Terrifying
(d) A one time thing

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

12. What happens to Ma as Billie Jo is trying to save the apple trees?
(a) She calls out for her
(b) She goes into a coma
(c) She asks for a priest
(d) She dies

13. How many trees are in Billie Jo's front yard?
(a) 6
(b) 9
(c) 2
(d) 3

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

15. What does Daddy say Mad Dog's real name is?
(a) Marcus
(b) He doesn't know
(c) Maitlan
(d) Maddox

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Ma thinks they should try growing some crops that do better in dry weather like cotton or ______________.

3. Who has been Billie Jo's best friend since first grade?

4. What does Daddy think about Ma's idea to get water to the crops?

5. What does Billie Jo do as the dust storm approaches?

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