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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do M'Vy, Tree and Silversmith have to do before they can see Dab?
(a) A lot of paperwork.
(b) Go home and wait.
(c) Wash their hands.
(d) Account for Dab's household conditions.

2. Why does M'Vy say she kept quiet about her family?
(a) She says that she didn't understand what was happening at the time.
(b) She says that wanted to beat fate.
(c) She says that she was afraid of what would happen if the children knew the stories.
(d) She says that she wanted to avoid repeating the patterns in the story.

3. How does Miss Pricherd respond when Tree calls her by her nickname?
(a) She chases Tree around the house.
(b) She does a dance in her slippers.
(c) She makes up a similarly fanciful name for Tree.
(d) She gets angry.

4. How does Tree get from the car accident back to the little room?
(a) She closes her eyes.
(b) She climbs under the car and is back in the room.
(c) She goes through the trunk.
(d) She blacks out in the accident.

5. How does the narrator say M'Vy feels when she takes care of Dab?
(a) More concerned.
(b) More desperate.
(c) More miserable.
(d) Less guilty.

6. What does M'Vy say about Tree's vision of Brother Rush?
(a) She believes the child is possessed.
(b) She doesn't understand what's happening.
(c) She thinks Tree is making everything up.
(d) She believes her.

7. What is M'Vy's reaction when Tree knows details of Brother Rush's story?
(a) She is not surprised.
(b) She is angry.
(c) She is confused and upset.
(d) She is shocked.

8. What condition does M'Vy say Dab is in when she calls Tree at home?
(a) He cannot speak.
(b) He is fine.
(c) He is on life support.
(d) His condition is constantly changing.

9. What does the narrator say Dab is suffering from, in addition to illness?
(a) Withdrawal.
(b) Congenital blood diseases.
(c) Food poisoning.
(d) Birth defects.

10. How does the narrator characterize the relationship between Tree and Don?
(a) They are wary and standoffish toward each other.
(b) They bristle at each other.
(c) They become friends slowly.
(d) They hit it off.

11. What detail does Tree seize on in Brother Rush's story?
(a) Other family members.
(b) Other brothers.
(c) Other disappearing fathers.
(d) Other car accidents in the family.

12. What does M'Vy say Dab and Brother Rush had in common?
(a) A rare blood condition.
(b) The desire to have their own way without understanding themselves.
(c) The urge to get better.
(d) The urge to die.

13. What does Tree insist on at the funeral?
(a) A closed casket.
(b) Lots of flowers.
(c) No casket.
(d) An open casket.

14. How does Dab seem to be doing, when Tree, M'Vy and Silversmith look into his room?
(a) About the same.
(b) A little worse.
(c) He is near death.
(d) Better.

15. What did Dab die of?
(a) Pneumonia.
(b) The simple flu.
(c) Withdrawal.
(d) Respiratory paralysis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Miss Pricherd ask Tree to wait for?

2. What does Tree recognize as soon as she sees Silversmith and M'Vy together?

3. What does Tree want her mother to explain to her?

4. What does Tree notice as being odd when she and Dab and Brother Rush get back in the car?

5. What does M'Vy tell Tree Ken loved?

(see the answer keys)

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