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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Sal feel right after her mother leaves?
2. What do Phoebe and Sal have for dinner at the Finney's house?
3. How is Phoebe's journal decorated?
4. How many other sons did Sal's grandparents have?
5. What type of tree is the "singing tree"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do you think that the whispers changed from saying "rush, rush," to "slow down, slow down"?
2. Describe the atmosphere in Madison, Wisconsin.
3. Why were Grandparents Hiddle arrested, and what does this show about them?
4. Why does the blackberry pie trigger a negative memory for Sal?
5. Why is it significant that Ben and Sal draw the same thing in class?
6. Why does Sal's father allow Sal to go on the car trip with her grandparents?
7. How does Phoebe act at dinner with the Finneys? Why do you think she acted this way?
8. How does Sal notices that Phoebe and Prudence have "their own agendas" after their mother burns the brownies?
9. Why did both Sal and Phoebe lie about where their mothers were when they first left?
10. What do you think Mrs. Winterbottom means when she asks whether her daughters think she leads a tiny life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the settings in which the novel primarily takes place. How do each of these settings affect the story?
Essay Topic 2
How and why does the relationship between Sal and Ben evolve throughout the story?
Essay Topic 3
Explain why you think Native American heritage was so important to Sal and her mother.
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