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Jeannette Walls
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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. Where does Jeannette get a job in Part 3?
(a) A supermarket.
(b) A cafeteria.
(c) A nursing home.
(d) A jewelry store.

2. Where do Jeannette and Lori first live in New York City?
(a) In a house that they purchase with their savings.
(b) With friends.
(c) In a hostel.
(d) In a flophouse.

3. How does Jeannette help Lori get to New York City?
(a) She agrees to stay and help the family if they will let Lori go.
(b) She gets her a babysitting job and a bus ticket.
(c) She helps her apply to college there.
(d) She agrees to send Lori money to help her if she moves there.

4. The owner of the paper that Jeannette works for encourages her to do what?
(a) Go back to her parents.
(b) Take time off after high school to decide what she wants to do.
(c) Take a job at the paper.
(d) Go to college.

5. Who is John?
(a) Rex's brother.
(b) Jeannette's son.
(c) Brian's best friend.
(d) Jeannette's second husband.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Brian do after graduating from high school?

2. In 7th grade, Jeannette finds a sense of belonging by:

3. What incident gets Maureen sentenced to one year in the hospital?

4. Why does Jeannette confront her mother and say she is acting like a child?

5. Why does Rex leave the job that has been arranged for him in Part 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Jeannette so interested in going to Ginnie Sue's house? What is her visit like?

2. What is Jeannette's reaction when a social worker comes to visit the home, and what does she tell her parents about it?

3. What incident leads Jeannette to finally making a friend in West Virginia?

4. What changes does Jeannette make in her life after her father dies?

5. What are Jeannette's feelings towards her parents by the end of the book?

6. Rex is largely absent from the family after they move to Welch. What has he been doing during this time?

7. Recount some of the events that demonstrate Maureen's difficulty in adapting to life as an adult.

8. How are Brian, Maureen, and Jeannette's ways of coping with their home life differ? What does each of them do?

9. What events help form Jeannette's desire to be a professional writer?

10. What happens when Jeannette makes an attempt to fix up her family's ramshackle home in West Virginia?

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