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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Helen do to Mildred when she was in a rage?
(a) Pulled Mildred out of her mother's lap.
(b) Tipped over Mildred's cradle.
(c) Pushed Mildred onto the floor.
(d) Hid Mildred in a closet.

2. How did Helen spend the rest of her summer?
(a) Traveling with Anne.
(b) Visiting doctors and schools.
(c) Playing and communicating with her family.
(d) Building her vocabulary.

3. Why was Helen's small vocabulary of signs not enough?
(a) Many people thought they were inappropriate.
(b) She grew and so did her need to express herself.
(c) Enough people did not understand them.
(d) She could not use them fast enough.

4. What did Anne go to get while Helen was waiting for her to return?
(a) Book.
(b) Lunch.
(c) Flowers.
(d) Doll.

5. What was the first the first word Helen connected with the spelling?
(a) Water.
(b) Teacher.
(c) Mug.
(d) Pump.

6. What did Anne use the manual alphabet to help Helen learn?
(a) Appropriate tense and language cues for English language.
(b) The words and figures of speech people used in speaking to each other.
(c) Inflections and suggestions she could not see.
(d) Body language of the people who were around her.

7. What did Helen ask Anne about the ocean?
(a) Who put salt in the water?
(b) What animals live in it?
(c) Why is it so strong?
(d) How big is it?

8. What did Helen's aunt make for her?
(a) A new dress for her trip to the doctor.
(b) A doll made out of towels.
(c) A cane made out of jewels.
(d) A necklace made out beads.

9. Who cared for the canary?
(a) Helen's mother.
(b) Anne.
(c) Helen.
(d) Martha.

10. How did Anne Sullivan believe that normal children learned language?
(a) Watching it happen before them.
(b) Having it specifically taught to them.
(c) Engaging in it at the time.
(d) Being exposed to it constantly.

11. In what year did Anne Sullivan come to teach Helen?
(a) 1887.
(b) 1889.
(c) 1885.
(d) 1890.

12. At what age did Helen say her first word?
(a) 6 months.
(b) 8 months.
(c) 3 months.
(d) 12 months.

13. Who did the eye doctor recommend that Helen's parents contact?
(a) Dr. Alexander Graham Bell.
(b) Ivy Green.
(c) Miss Anne Sullivan.
(d) Sarah Fuller.

14. In what way was Helen becoming a danger to herself and others?
(a) Her energy level was waning and she was unable to sustain herself.
(b) She showed more jealousy against every single person she encountered.
(c) Her need for stimulation exceeded her parent's ability to train her.
(d) She refused to participate in family activities.

15. Which of the following could be considered the theme of chapter five?
(a) Child's innocence.
(b) On-going learning.
(c) Hope.
(d) Mixed blessings.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why might nature seem to be more menacing to Helen?

2. What subject was Helen able to learn about while on her trip?

3. Which of the following is not true about Helen?

4. For how many years did Helen live in isolation?

5. What did Helen need to learn about the spellings Annie was completing in her hand?

(see the answer keys)

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