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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is Louie like when her parents are gone?
(a) Introverted and shy.
(b) Benevolent and fun.
(c) Manipulative and squirrelly.
(d) Strict and overbearing.
2. How does the narrator characterize Josephine Pollit?
(a) Fat and slow.
(b) Tall with blond hair.
(c) Lanky and aloof.
(d) Short and plump.
3. Why does Louie feel at home with Beulah?
(a) She doesn't have to look after her siblings there.
(b) Her family lets her do whatever she wants.
(c) Her family is happy to have her.
(d) Her family neglects her and lets her have her freedom.
4. What is Norman Collyer's response to Henny's request?
(a) He refuses.
(b) He sends her what she wants.
(c) He does not answer.
(d) He agrees, on conditions.
5. Where does Nellie say Louie is going to go?
(b) High school.
(c) Reform school.
6. What does Louie do when Henny is in her special place?
(a) Keeps the children away from her.
(b) Goes looking to bring her back.
(c) Cooks for the children.
(d) Gathers the children around her.
7. Whose family home is Monocacy?
(a) Bert Anderson's.
8. How does the narrator characterize the Pollit children?
(a) Always hungry.
9. What does Sam think about as he walks through Georgetown?
(a) His garden.
(b) His childhood home.
(c) His father.
(d) His dead mother.
10. How does the narrator characterize the relationship between Henny and her friend?
11. In what way does Sam juxtapose nature and Henny?
(a) He is comfortable in nature, but he is never at home with Henny.
(b) He loves nature, but can't understand why Henny hates him so much.
(c) Nature is a passion of his, and he is a passion of Henny's.
(d) He has learned to know nature, but he does not feel he knows Henny at all.
12. What does Norman Collyer tell Henny?
(a) He is glad to help her.
(b) She should forget their parents.
(c) She needs to learn how to live with what she has.
(d) He cannot recommend those books for her.
13. Who is Rachel?
(a) Louie's cousin.
(b) Sam's first wife.
(c) Henny's sister.
(d) Louie's aunt.
14. What do Sam and Henny argue about when they consider Sam's departure?
(a) An affair Henny had.
(b) Henny's incompetence about money.
(c) Henny's hatred for Louie.
(d) Sam's affairs.
15. What does Henny threaten to do if she cannot have her way with Hazel Moore?
(a) Hire another person.
(b) Stop working.
(c) Stop mothering.
(d) Leave Sam.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the narrator characterize Sam Pollit's relationship with his children?
2. How old was Louie when her mother died?
3. How does Sam contrast his relationship with the children with Henny's relationship?
4. What makes Sam a hero to his department?
5. How does the narrator characterize Henny Pollit?
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