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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. What is the gift Mama has for Mrs. Stillman?
(a) A brooch.
(b) A hatpin.
(c) A robe.
(d) A book.
2. How does Mama get the Christmas tree home?
(a) She drags it.
(b) On top of the car.
(c) She has it delivered.
(d) Papa goes to pick it up in the truck.
3. Where does Lark sit during Mass?
(a) Next to Papa.
(b) She doesn't go.
(c) Near Mrs. Stillman.
(d) As far from Papa as possible.
4. What does Mama say her marriage was like?
(a) Like having a wild cat in her pocket.
(b) Like having a hippopotamus sitting on her face.
(c) Like having a giraffe in her car.
(d) Like having a elephant sitting on her chest.
5. How does Lark get a letter to Hilly?
(a) She sends it with her mother.
(b) She mails it.
(c) She leaves it on the doorstep.
(d) She drops it off herself.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of candy does Mama take from Lark?
2. Why does Mama go out looking for Papa in the very early hours of Saturday morning?
3. How long does Papa say Aunt Betty can stay with them?
4. What does Lark look for in her purse?
5. Who is visiting Mrs. Stillman when Lark arrives?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mama say about the war's effect on her business?
2. What does Lark say about Hilly's fate after his death and how does she say she knows this?
3. What does Mrs. Stillman say about Hilly's death?
4. What does Papa say to Lark when he comes into the bedroom to get a handkerchief and how does Lark respond?
5. What does Lark hear Mrs. Wheeler reveal to Mrs. Stillman?
6. What is Lark's reaction after her confession and what does she wonder about the adults who have gone through this?
7. What is the argument Mama and Papa have over whether to buy a car or a house? What are the arguments of each?
8. What is Papa's last-ditch effort to try to get Mama to remain? What are the reactions of Mama and Lark?
9. What does Lark think and do in the restroom of the train?
10. What does Lark do when it's time for Communion and what does that prompt Papa to do?
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