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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. What is wrong with Andrew's momma?
(a) She has bad arthritis.
(b) She is blind.
(c) She has a bad back.
(d) She is always tired.

2. How does Yolanda's mother's pestering figure into Yolanda getting to do something she likes to do?
(a) She'll use the excuse of making friends to bake a cake for her friend.
(b) She'll offer to learn how to make a dinner meal if she can bake a cake for the dessert.
(c) She'll clean her room for company and then bake a cake for her friend.
(d) She'll stop reading if she can bake a cake.

3. What has Andrew be nicknamed by some of the boys that hang out at Asphalt Hill?
(a) Nothing.
(b) The Mouth.
(c) Soft shoe Andro.
(d) The Pied Piper.

4. About what does Andrew dream?
(a) Burying his harmonica.
(b) Get revenge against Romulus Foster.
(c) Giving his second-best harmonica away.
(d) Hitting Chimp over and over.

5. How old was Andrew when he received his first harmonica?
(a) 10.
(b) About 8.
(c) 4.
(d) A baby.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Yolanda suddenly remember when Shirley mentions Andrew?

2. Of what does Yolanda try to convince herself as she runs to the park?

3. Who is Willie Meredith?

4. Who is Stoney Buxton?

5. What does Shirley mean when she tells Yolanda that it takes one to know one?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where has Yolanda chosen to sit in her classroom and why?

2. Why does Andrew go to Asphalt Hill?

3. What is Yolanda thinking about as the novel opens?

4. How does Yolanda feel in Michigan and why?

5. Why does Momma decide to move from Chicago?

6. Who is impressed by Yolanda and why?

7. What gives Yolanda comfort in her new home?

8. What are the skaters at Asphalt Hill's reactions to Andrew's harmonica playing?

9. How is the cake when Yolanda returns from the park with Andrew?

10. Who does Andrew meet when he arrives for his reading lesson?

(see the answer keys)

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