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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Hitchhiker," the author sees a hitchhiker on the edge of town that is a pupil who stayed late after school to write loneliness and love where?
(a) In the sand.
(b) In the dirt.
(c) On a tree.
(d) On the chalkboard.

2. In "The Higher Reaches," a man gloats that soon he will have nothing to say and will what?
(a) Say it loudly.
(b) Say it without fear.
(c) Stay silent.
(d) Say it perfectly.

3. "What Gets Lost/Lo Que Se Pierde" is written by whom?
(a) Alastair Reid.
(b) Kimberly J. Brown.
(c) Jimmy Santiago Baca.
(d) John Sangster.

4. In "Almost Evenly Divided," the author's life is nearly evenly divided between being Puerto-Rican and a what?
(a) New Yorker.
(b) Bostonian.
(c) Chicagoan.
(d) San Franciscan.

5. What does the father serve in "Battleground State Park"?
(a) Fish sticks.
(b) Cheeseburgers.
(c) Potato salad.
(d) Lobster tails.

6. In the Introduction by Naomi Shihab Nye, the author writes, "Losing makes us miserable, startles us awake. It's also" what?
(a) A chance to learn.
(b) Part of the game.
(c) Inevitable.
(d) Sometimes fatal.

7. In "The Ants Are Using Sticks For Walls," ten-year-old girls want to be how old?
(a) 21.
(b) 18.
(c) 14.
(d) 16.

8. What is the coat lined with in "My Father's Coat"?
(a) Feathers.
(b) Dog hair.
(c) Plastic.
(d) Fish scales.

9. Who wrote "Emergency Situation"?
(a) Barbara McCauley.
(b) Herberto Padilla.
(c) Hal Sirowitz.
(d) Robert Dana.

10. In "Drifter, Owl, Mouse," the mouse prays inside what?
(a) The owl's beak.
(b) The owl's talon's.
(c) A rock outcropping.
(d) A tree trunk.

11. Who wrote "What We Want"?
(a) Vern Rutsala.
(b) Lucille Clifton.
(c) Maggie Anderson.
(d) Vickie Karp.

12. Who wrote "What the Stones Knew"?
(a) Lisa Ruth Shulman.
(b) Robert Dana.
(c) Harryette Mullen.
(d) Anzar Hitoshi.

13. In what poem by David Williams were his ancestors were thrown away as if they were nothing?
(a) "Kind."
(b) "Driving."
(c) "Breath."
(d) "Silence."

14. In "Naming," the author has lost the meaning of words, but she still knows the meaning of sugar and what?
(a) Pine needle.
(b) Salt.
(c) Spices.
(d) Flour.

15. Who wrote "Shedding Skin"?
(a) Nancy Mairs.
(b) Maggie Anderson.
(c) Linda Gregg.
(d) Harryette Mullen.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the author of "Song of the Prodigal Son"?

2. Who wrote the poem "Nine"?

3. What gets lost in the dark in "Dedication"?

4. "Battleground State Park" is written by whom?

5. What kind of tree does the author climb in "Leaving the Light On"?

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