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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 Nora wonder about her mother and Clyde in Chapter 17?
(a) Whether they have been lying to her.
(b) Why they are so angry with each other.
(c) If they can work together as business partners.
(d) If they will marry.
2. How does Harriet avoid living on the streets in Chapter 16?
(a) By sleeping in a hotel hallway.
(b) By sharing a bed with whatever man offers to buy her drinks.
(c) By staying at a homeless shelter.
(d) By staying in the church.
3. Who is Merry?
(a) One of Patty Jane's customers.
(b) Ione's sister-in-law.
(c) Nora's friend.
(d) Clyde's mother.
4. How did the crazy woman lose her dentistry license?
(a) She sold painkillers to patients.
(b) She purposely injured patients.
(c) She fell behind on her paperwork.
(d) She was discovered never to have gone to dental school.
5. What is Ione concerned about regarding Nora in Chapter 20?
(a) Why Nora's grades are dropping.
(b) Whether Nora has inherited her father's recklessness.
(c) Where Nora has been sneaking off to after school.
(d) Whether Nora should be living in a house with two couples.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of trip does Ione go on in Chapter 25?
2. Where does Reese invite Harriet to in Chapter 18?
3. Why does Patty Jane decide to go to school in Chapter 12?
4. What does Harriet have a vague memory of upon waking up in a hotel room in Chapter 17?
5. Why did Clyde decide to get a job?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does Ione go in Chapter 25? What does she learn when she returns home?
2. What does Patty Jane discover one day when she returns home in Chapter 11? Why are Patty Jane and Ione especially worried?
3. What does Patty Jane attend in Chapter 18? What does she find incomprehensible about the event?
4. How does Thor's reappearance affect Patty Jane and Clyde's relationship in Chapter 23?
5. What is Harriet doing when she runs into Reese in Chapter 18? What does Reese give her?
6. What does Patty Jane decide to do at the House of Curl in Chapter 12?
7. What happens to Harriet while she is riding on a bus in Chapter 14? Where does Harriet go afterward?
8. What does Harriet realize about drinking in Chapter 14? How does Patty Jane react when Harriet returns home drunk?
9. Why does Patty Jane urge Harriet to see a doctor in Chapter 25? What do Patty Jane and Nora discover one day after Harriet fails to return from napping?
10. What is Harriet doing one day when she sees a school bus pass by? Why is the passing of the school bus significant?
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