Pictures of Hollis Woods Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When questioned by Hollis, Josie says that Santa Claus looked ________________.

2. What makes Josie sad on Christmas?

3. What had Steven been bringing to the Summer house?

4. Where does Hollis park Josie's car?

5. How long will Hollis and Josie be able to stay in the Summer house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Hollis feel bad that Steven and the Old Man seem to fight so much?

2. How does Josie's gift to Hollis try to boost Hollis' self esteem, and what does Hollis mourn for when she goes outside?

3. What does Hollis draw for the Eighth Picture, End of Summer, when the Regans tell her they want her to be part of their family?

4. How does the author show that someone knows that Hollis and Josie are staying at the Summer house?

5. What touching scene does Hollis create in her Ninth Picture, Izzy's Cake?

6. What clues does Hollis have that Steven is playing Santa Claus for her and Josie in the summer house?

7. What is Steven's response when Hollis tells him the reason why she did not want to go back to the Regans' house?

8. How does Hollis try to distract Josie who starts to get homesick?

9. What startles Hollis when she tries to fish on the riverbank?

10. To what does Hollis compare her worries of trying to fit into the Regan family?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Mrs. Regan. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were her dreams and fears? What was most valuable to her in her world?

Essay Topic 2

There are several events of foreshadowing in PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS. Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

What is the greatest lesson Hollis learns from Josie? Is it that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Hollis always recall about her experiences during her twelfth summer?

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