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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. At what time of year does Anderson arrive at the home of her host family overseas?
(a) Early fall.
(b) Late spring.
(c) Early winter.
(d) Late summer.

2. How many times did Anderson's father hit Anderson's mother after the beating that robbed her of her teeth?
(a) 1.
(b) Many.
(c) 0.
(d) 2.

3. To which famous artist does Anderson allude when she describes finding out about her father's PTSD-fueled beating of her mother before she was born?
(a) Dali.
(b) Picasso.
(c) Matisse.
(d) Warhol.

4. The haiku Anderson includes in the book is dedicated to whom?
(a) Her favorite teacher.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Her cat.
(d) Her father.

5. Anderson describes attending what kind of event for the older brother in her host family?
(a) Funeral.
(b) Confirmation.
(c) Wedding.
(d) Baptism.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much time went by before Anderson began to worry about pregnancy as a result of her rape?

2. In what grade was Anderson when she began frequently skipping school?

3. How old was Anderson when she went overseas to study abroad?

4. Anderson's mother used to resemble which famous actress?

5. When Anderson's father saw his friend die in front of him, they were both repairing airplanes in what location?

Short Essay Questions

1. What types of allusions does Anderson use to depict her father's secrecy about his traumatic war experiences?

2. How does the theme of transformation enter the part of the poetry memoir describing Anderson’s high school years?

3. What traumatic experience did Anderson's father undergo at age 18?

4. How does irony appear within the poem entitled “candy-striped” (81)?

5. According to Anderson, what element is necessary in order to heal from the trauma of sexual violence?

6. How does Anderson use sarcasm in order to make a point at the end of the poem entitled “ignorance” (83)?

7. In what way did travel underscore for Anderson what she did not want to happen in her own life?

8. Give an example of an allusion and a sensory detail that Anderson uses to indicate innocence.

9. To what element of life is the metaphor of "chum" connected in the poem of the same name?

10. What difference does Anderson observe between her experiences in ninth grade and her experiences in tenth grade?

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