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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. Why does Willie say she understands Sara's feelings about Wanda?
(a) She had a prettier sister once.
(b) She sees the truth in Sara's eyes.
(c) All young girls feel that way.
(d) She felt the same way.

2. What does Sara hope to see when she leaves the house after Wanda leaves on her date?
(a) The swans.
(b) Her pet squirrel.
(c) A good place to cry.
(d) Her best friend.

3. How many more minutes does Sara say Charlie can stay at the lake when she is ready to go home?
(a) 10.
(b) 5.
(c) 15.
(d) 20.

4. What does Charlie do to comfort himself when he feels shut off from the world?
(a) Shuffles his feet.
(b) Taps his fingers.
(c) Counts the birds.
(d) Listens to his watch.

5. Who helped Charlie make the place he goes when his sucker is fixed?
(a) Sara.
(b) Wanda.
(c) Sam.
(d) Aunt Willie.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Sara not agree with what Willie says to her after Wanda leaves?

2. What does Charlie do when people ask him the time?

3. Why did Aunt Willie not buy what Sara wanted from downtown?

4. What does Frank offer to do to make Willie more comfortable?

5. Why does Charlie realize something is wrong when he is in the woods?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Charlie gets bothered by the rocking chairs on Mary's porch?

2. What does Wanda say Aunt Willie never lets her do?

3. What does Sara say to Charlie when we first meet him in the book?

4. What does Sara complain about as she walks to the lake with Charlie?

5. What is Charlie so anxious about at the beginning of the book?

6. What does Charlie do when he is asked the time, and why?

7. What does Willie say to Sara after Wanda leaves on her date, and what is Sara's response to this?

8. What does Sara do and say when she sees what is making Charlie so anxious at the beginning of the book?

9. What happened when Sara tried to dye her shoes?

10. Why is Charlie's foot so sore while he is in the woods?

(see the answer keys)

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