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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. What happens to Gram at the Missouri River in South Dakota?
2. What is Mary Lou's last name?
3. What did Sal's mother leave for her when she left?
4. While Phoebe, Ben, Mary Lou, and Sal were walking home from school, who did they run in to?
5. How old did the man at the State Fair guess that Phoebe's father was?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do you think that the whispers changed from saying "rush, rush," to "slow down, slow down"?
2. Who rings Phoebe's doorbell, and what does he want?
3. Why does Sal's father allow Sal to go on the car trip with her grandparents?
4. How does Phoebe act at dinner with the Finneys? Why do you think she acted this way?
5. What is the significance of Gram and Gramps' marriage bed?
6. Why does Sal feel guilty about her mother's miscarriage?
7. Why does Sal flinch every time someone touches her?
8. What evidence does Phoebe present to Sergeant Bickle as proof that her mother was kidnapped?
9. At the beginning of the story, where is Sal's mother and why?
10. How is Phoebe's journal decorated, and why is this important?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why is Sal angry at her mother for leaving? What does being angry accomplish for Sal?
Essay Topic 2
What does the title of the story mean? Why do you think the author chose this title for the story? Use specific examples from the novel to support your points.
Essay Topic 3
A foil in literature refers to a character that highlights the traits of another character in order to make those traits more prominent. Explain how Phoebe is a foil for Sal.
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