1. Dillard opens this first chapter remembering this animal.
(a) an alligator she saw in the zoo
(b) a robin whose nest fell from the tree
(c) an old tomcat that she used to have
(d) a poodle that lived down the street from her
2. What does the animal in question #1 do to to get Dillard's attention?
(a) bats her leg with his paw
(b) knocks her glasses off onto the floor
(c) jumps in through the open window and climbs on Dillard's chest
(d) meows loudly
3. What did the animal in question #1 often leave on Dillard's nightgown?
(a) wet, slimy mud off his paws
(b) bloody, rose-shaped paw prints
(c) cat hairs
(d) a dead mouse
4. How does Dillard think of Tinker Creek in the first chapter?
(a) as a scary, mysterious place
(b) as an anchor that keeps her steady in the current of life
(c) as a place that time forgot
(d) that she'd rather live somewhere else
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