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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who used to encourage Billie Jo to try out for a sport?
(a) The softball coach
(b) The basketball coach
(c) Daddy
(d) Ma

2. What noteworthy event happens in Hawaii in the summer of 1934?
(a) There is a pineapple pickers strike
(b) Pearl Harbor is attacked
(c) The stereo is invented
(d) Mount Kilauea erupts

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

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

5. What is Daddy's job?
(a) Digging holes for towers
(b) Selling men's clothes
(c) Auditing tax returns
(d) Selling agricultural implements

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How had Ma brought in a little bit of money once in awhile?

3. Arley thinks that Billie Jo can ___________________________.

4. Billie Jo likes seeing new places and ________________________.

5. In her dream what does Billie Jo find in the neighbor's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Billie Jo looking forward to regarding the apples?

2. What does Daddy do for work since the wheat crop is failing?

3. How does the wandering boy symbolize all the people who want to escape the dust bowl and have a better life in California?

4. How does Billie Jo earn money playing the piano?

5. What happens in the aftermath of Ma's death?

6. What is the dust a metaphor for?

7. How does Billie Jo feel about the piano since Ma has died?

8. Describe some of the grim scenarios that Billie Jo sees.

9. What are the first indications that Billie Jo wants to escape her situation for a brighter life?

10. Explain the symbolism of Ma's death which corresponds with the devastation of the apple trees.

(see the answer keys)

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