1. What year is it in Chapter 1?
2. What color shingles cover the cement blocks of Joe's home?
3. What type of tree does Joe's father take to try to replant in Chapter 1?
4. How old is Joe at the beginning of the novel?
5. Where has Joe's mother gone while he and his father are digging trees out of the foundation of their house?
6. What book does Joe's father call The Bible?
7. In Chapter 1, how long has it been since Joe's birthday?
8. What day of the week is it at the beginning of Chapter 1?
9. What is Geraldine's job?
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