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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. What does the passenger take from Billie Jo when he leaves?
(a) Magazine
(b) Food
(c) Money
(d) Brochure

2. What does Billie Jo do each day before and after school?
(a) Practices piano
(b) Exercises
(c) Prays
(d) Writes in a journal

3. What realization does Billie Jo come to while on the train?
(a) She misses her father
(b) She wants to go to Aunt Ellis' house
(c) She wants to move to Amarillo
(d) She has left her father alone

4. What would Billie Jo like to see when she looks in the mirror?
(a) A different color of eyes
(b) Longer hair
(c) Smaller ears
(d) Traces of Ma

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the relationship between Billie Jo and Daddy?

2. How does Billie Jo view Louise's role in her life?

3. To what event do Billie Jo and her father go all dressed up?

4. What does Billie Jo have some trepidation about looking at?

5. What happens when Billie Jo moves around in her bed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the bittersweet accomplishment Billie Jo makes at school?

2. Who is Joe De La Flor and what hardship does he face regarding his cattle?

3. Explain Billie Jo's cautious optimism where Louise is concerned.

4. Why are the migrant workers leaving the area in such large numbers?

5. What news does Mad Dog come to deliver to Billie Jo?

6. How does Billie Jo assign human characteristics to her piano?

7. Why is the lack of cranberry sauce such a poignant lack at Christmas dinner?

8. Billie Jo has not taken any interest in cleaning the house until she sees someone else scrubbing hardened mud. What does this prompt Billie Jo to do and why does she feel haunted by Ma in her actions?

9. What does Billie Jo admit to herself about her mother's death, her father's indifference toward her and her need to escape this life?

10. How does Doc Rice treat both Daddy and Billie Jo?

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