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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. Why does Alyce give Jane all of the payments she receives?
(a) Alyce believes that she would not have earned them without having learned at Jane's side.
(b) Alyce does not have anything to spend the payments on.
(c) Alyce does not trust herself with money as she loves to shop.
(d) Alyce is terrified of Jane.

2. How does she tell the cat her story at the end of Chapter 8?
(a) With drawings.
(b) With dance.
(c) In whispers.
(d) With song.

3. Why does the midwife sometimes refuse to help an expectant mother?
(a) If the mother has hurt or betrayed her in the past.
(b) If the mother is carrying a child out of wedlock.
(c) If she is too tired.
(d) If she will not be paid for her services.

4. What does the protagonist not do while she sleeps?
(a) Snores.
(b) Drools.
(c) Grinds her teeth.
(d) Dreams.

5. Where does Beetle often sit while a birth is taking place?
(a) Outside.
(b) Under a table.
(c) In the outhouse.
(d) In a cupboard.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the protagonist ask the woman for in Chapter 1?

2. Where is Will stuck when Alyce finds him in Chapter 8?

3. How does Beetle feel about owning the comb?

4. Why does Alyce decide that the cat should have a name in Chapter 6?

5. Where do the boys in the village toss the sack in Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Beetle enjoy watching in Chapter 2?

2. What do the villagers comment on when they pass Alyce and the cat in Chapter 6?

3. Who does a man mistake Beetle for at the fair? What amazes Beetle about this?

4. What does Alyce offer the cat in Chapter 6?

5. In Chapter 8, What does Will instruct Alyce to do to help the cow deliver? Why is Will especially pleased when the delivery is over?

6. What do the villagers dislike about Jane?

7. After helping Will deliver the calves, what changes for Alyce in Chapter 8?

8. What happens when the village boys chase Alyce in Chapter 6?

9. What does Beetle find the village boys doing when she goes to feed the cat in Chapter 2?

10. How is the miller punished for stealing from his customers in Chapter 7?

(see the answer keys)

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