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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why can the mail train not get through?
2. What happens when Billie Jo moves around in her bed?
3. Billie Jo tells Louise that there is nothing better than __________________.
4. How did Daddy meet Louise?
5. How does Billie Jo test the difference between snow and dust?
Essay Topic 1
How does Billie Jo view her mother before her death? How does her perception change after Ma dies? Are her reactions normal? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Write a character sketch of Billie Jo. Be sure to include both physical and emotional characteristics as well as personal motivations, fears, etc.
Essay Topic 3
OUT OF THE DUST is a verse novel. Explain the concept of what a verse novel is and cite examples that support your answer.
This section contains 675 words
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