The Glass Castle Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

Jeannette Walls
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part Three, Welch, Pages 183-241,.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Walls new house in Part 3 like?
(a) It is a mobile home.
(b) It is very small, but clean and modern.
(c) It is an old-fashioned house with lots of room.
(d) It is a very run-down one bedroom with no indoor plumbing.

2. How does the Walls' financial situation improve for a time in Pheonix?
(a) Rex stops drinking and works regularly.
(b) They are getting money from mineral rights on the land in Texas.
(c) Rose Mary begins to sell more of her paintings.
(d) Jeannette finds an after-school job that pays well.

3. Why does Rex lose so many jobs?
(a) He has a physical disability.
(b) He threatens the other employees.
(c) He does not have any skills.
(d) He is an alcoholic.

4. What is the incident in the first section of Part 2 that serves as a metaphor for the neglect that the children suffer?
(a) Jeannette falls out of the car and her parents don't notice for a while.
(b) Brian is left in an apartment alone when the family moves.
(c) The baby is left on top of the car.
(d) Lori runs away and the family doesn't realize that she is gone.

5. What is the high school guidance counselor's advice for Jeannette?
(a) To keep her aspirations low, considering her background.
(b) To get married and not worry about school.
(c) To graduate high school and find a college to go to in West Virginia.
(d) To find a vocational school to go to, and live at home.

Short Answer Questions

1. What event precipitates the argument in which Erma ends up hitting Lori?

2. Where does Erma tell the children to go stay after the argument with Lori?

3. What do the children discover that their mother is doing while they have no food in the house?

4. Why does the family often pick up and leave in the middle of the night?

5. How is Jeannette able to keep from going hungry at school after her father loses his job again?

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