Out of the Dust Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Louise?
(a) Billie Jo's aunt
(b) The new phone operator in town
(c) Doc Rice's nurse
(d) Daddy's lady friend

2. What does Billie Jo see along the tracks?
(a) Migrants
(b) Cattle
(c) Hobos
(d) Dogs

3. What is the content of the letter from Aunt Ellis?
(a) She informs Daddy of a relative's death
(b) She invites Billie Jo and Daddy to come for a visit
(c) She wants Billie Jo to come live with her
(d) She sends details about her will

4. Which of the following do the children not bring for the live-in family?
(a) Food
(b) Clothes
(c) Toys
(d) Candy

5. What is Louise's best domestic skill?
(a) Sewing
(b) Baking
(c) Cooking
(d) Canning

6. Who is James Kingsbury?
(a) The new Methodist minister
(b) Secretary of State
(c) A Congressman
(d) A Canadian photographer

7. What does Billie Jo place over her nose to prevent breathing in the dust while she's in bed?
(a) Hat
(b) Hanky
(c) Scarf
(d) Wet cloth

8. Why can the mail train not get through?
(a) It is held up
(b) The dust drifts the tracks like snow
(c) The engine fails
(d) The rails are broken

9. Who is Haydon P. Nye?
(a) The school principal
(b) The town banker
(c) One of the first white settlers who came out west
(d) A Congressman

10. What does the passenger leave Billie Jo when he goes?
(a) A picture of his family
(b) Food
(c) Bible
(d) Money

11. What does Daddy do when a good rain comes following the snow?
(a) Puts out more barrels and buckets
(b) Goes to town for umbrellas
(c) Cleans the dust out of his tractor
(d) Sits in the rain for hours

12. What does Billie Jo find in a box of baby clothes?
(a) Love letters
(b) Dimes Ma saved
(c) Pressed flowers in a book
(d) Old pictures

13. Where does Daddy decide to go?
(a) Church
(b) California
(c) Night school
(d) Oregon

14. What does the government do to help the farmers?
(a) Relocates them
(b) Lends money
(c) Spreads water from a plane
(d) Hires workers

15. What does Billie Jo think her father is looking for when he looks at her?
(a) Traces of Ma
(b) Her grammar
(c) Her manners
(d) Her hygiene

Short Answer Questions

1. What makes the people of Oklahoma begin to think that the dust plague might be over?

2. What does Billie Jo not want people to say about her?

3. What does Louise arrange in a bowl?

4. Billie Jo feels _____________ in the presence of her father.

5. What does Billie Jo's father have on his face?

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