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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. How did Mrs. Hedges meet Junto?
(a) Mrs. Hedges met Junto when she was scrounging for food and clothing after the fire.
(b) Mrs. Hedges met Junto when she decided to apply for a job at The Casino.
(c) Mrs. Hedges met Junto through her dead father.
(d) Mrs. Hedges met Junto when he asked her about the services she provided.
2. What does Jones conclude about the best way to get to Lutie?
(a) He thinks the best way to get to Lutie is to ignore her.
(b) He thinks the best way to get to Lutie is to ruin her singing career.
(c) He thinks the best way to get to Lutie is to have her kicked out of the apartment building.
(d) He thinks the best way to get to Lutie is through Bub.
3. Who is the white man that's interested in Lutie?
(a) A police officer.
(b) One of Mrs. Hedges' gentlemen.
(c) Mr. Chandler.
4. What does Mrs. Hedges tell Jones that he has growing on him?
5. Why does Jones find so much comfort in the dark basement of the apartment building?
(a) He likes the silence it offers.
(b) He has spent so much time in similar places.
(c) He feels invisible there.
(d) He likes the cloak of darkness.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Miss Rinner feel about her students and their families?
2. Why does Lutie find herself scolding Bub after she returns from The Casino in Chapter 13?
3. Why does Mrs. Hedges refuse Junto's advances?
4. Which statement best describes the relationship between Junto and Boots?
5. Why does Junto want to see Boots before he leaves the club with Lutie?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Boots' ultimate decision to obey Junto's request to leave Lutie alone say about his character?
2. Jones is under the impression that Lutie would not have reacted so negatively to his advances if Min had not let the dog out. Is this an accurate assumption on Jones' part? Explain.
3. Explain why Junto and Boots feel that they can discuss Lutie's future and disregard her hopes without her consent.
4. What likely drew Junto to Mrs. Hedges?
5. Chapter 15 begins with a description of the sky. As Min looks up, she recalls that last year's skies were far more colorful. How does this contrast in the skies' colors reflect Min's life?
6. In Chapter 17, Lutie is going to visit Bub at the Children's Shelter. The day is dark and grim. How has the author used the weather to supplement the telling of this story? How does the author's decision to use weather to supplement a story's telling impact the reader?
7. In Chapter 13, Lutie is yet again propositioned. She's presented with the opportunity to receive free singing lessons if she'd just allow Mr. Crosse to see her a couple of times a week. Lutie refuses. What drives Lutie's determination not to exchange her body for personal advancement?
8. Unfortunately, Bub's demise can be directly tied to Lutie. Despite her many attempts to keep Bub safe, she is actually the bait used to trap him. What message is the author trying to reveal with this fact?
9. It is both Lutie's presence and her absence that allows Jones to get a hold of Bub. Explain how this is possible.
10. What likely explains Lutie's decision to stop discussing money with Bub (made in Chapter 13)?
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