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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the narrator characterize Josephine Pollit?
(a) Tall with blond hair.
(b) Short and plump.
(c) Lanky and aloof.
(d) Fat and slow.

2. How does the narrator characterize the Pollit children?
(a) Hyper.
(b) Always hungry.
(c) Disobedient.
(d) Civilized.

3. How does Sam contrast his relationship with the children with Henny's relationship?
(a) He is less protective of the children.
(b) He doesn't know them at all, whereas she knows them intimately.
(c) He tries to teach them, but she doesn't.
(d) He is friendly with them, whereas she treats them all like enemies.

4. How old was Louie when her mother died?
(a) Nine.
(b) Six months.
(c) Eighteen months.
(d) Six years.

5. What state is Monocacy in when the Pollits arrive there in Chapter 5, Part 2?
(a) Ruins.
(b) Neglect.
(c) Disarray.
(d) Splendor.

6. What was David Collyer's relationship with Archie Lessinum?
(a) He chose him for his daughter.
(b) He employed him at one of his facilities.
(c) He employed him at Monocacy.
(d) Lessinum was an old enemy of Collyer's.

7. What does Henny's friend tell her?
(a) She should get help.
(b) She should stop dwelling on the negative things.
(c) She should divorce Sam.
(d) She should travel.

8. Who is Rachel?
(a) Sam's first wife.
(b) Henny's sister.
(c) Louie's aunt.
(d) Louie's cousin.

9. What does Louie do when Henny is in her special place?
(a) Keeps the children away from her.
(b) Cooks for the children.
(c) Goes looking to bring her back.
(d) Gathers the children around her.

10. What does Norman Collyer tell Henny?
(a) He cannot recommend those books for her.
(b) He is glad to help her.
(c) She needs to learn how to live with what she has.
(d) She should forget their parents.

11. What does Henny's friend say is the crux of her problems?
(a) Location.
(b) Adulthood.
(c) Money.
(d) Aging.

12. Henny plans to ask her friend for ___________.
(a) $500.
(b) $5.
(c) Shelter.
(d) Advice.

13. How does the narrator characterize Sam Pollit's relationship with his children?
(a) He sleeps and rises by their needs.
(b) He tries to ignore them as much as he can.
(c) He overdoes it to compensate for being gone so often.
(d) He never breaks promises to them.

14. What 'crime' does Nellie hold against Louie?
(a) She time she got sick and needed to be taken care of.
(b) The time she lost her keys.
(c) The time she took flowers from someone's yard to give a neighbor.
(d) The time she forgot her homework.

15. For what had Henny asked Norman Collyer?
(a) Pictures.
(b) Books.
(c) Money.
(d) Help.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what way does Sam juxtapose nature and Henny?

2. Why does Henny like going to Washington D.C.?

3. How does Henny say she thinks of Louie?

4. What does Norman Collyer tell Henny her trouble is?

5. Where is Sam Pollit?

(see the answer keys)

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