A Year Down Yonder Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Richard Peck
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A Year Down Yonder Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Because of Grandma's intimidation tactics at lunch, Mrs. Abernathy will be able to survive for how long?
(a) The year.
(b) The week.
(c) Six months.
(d) The month.

2. Out of whom does Grandma squeeze a whole silver dollar?
(a) Mary Alice.
(b) Mrs. Abernathy.
(c) Mr. Weidenbach.
(d) August Fluke.

3. Usually it's a _________ for a cup of stew.
(a) Quarter.
(b) Dollar.
(c) Nickel.
(d) Dime.

4. What has caused Mrs. Abernathy's son's illness?
(a) Pneumonia.
(b) Cancer.
(c) Toxic nerve gas used in World War I.
(d) Scarlet fever.

5. While Mildred is eating, Grandma walks outside on the pretense that she is doing what?
(a) Tying up Mildred's horse for her.
(b) Fetching jam from the cellar.
(c) Going for a walk.
(d) Visiting a neighbor.

6. Why does Grandma believe Mary Alice will not get beat up?
(a) Mildred is too afraid of Grandma.
(b) Mildred will be too embarrassed to go to school the next day.
(c) Without a horse or shoes, Mildred will not attend school.
(d) Mildred has been put in her place.

7. What has broken the narrator and her mother?
(a) The narrator's train ticket.
(b) Their utility bills.
(c) Their rent.
(d) The narrator's college tuition.

8. Wordlessly, Grandma stews up some _______ on the stove.
(a) Tar.
(b) Glue.
(c) Sauce.
(d) Soup.

9. What frightens Mary Alice in her room?
(a) The dark.
(b) The shadows on the wall.
(c) Things scuttling behind the walls and bumps coming from the attic.
(d) Bootsie.

10. Every year the _____________________ hosts a sharpshooting contest at the Abernathy farm.
(a) National Rifle Association.
(b) Boy Scouts.
(c) American Legion.
(d) Military Post.

11. The day proceeds, and most of the _________________ are bad shots.
(a) Legionnaires.
(b) Boy Scouts.
(c) Soldiers.
(d) NRA members.

12. The narrator tells the reader that her father lost his job and her brother Joey has joined __________.
(a) The military.
(b) The Civilian Conservation Corps.
(c) A union.
(d) A gang.

13. Mad, Grandma affixes a spare tire to the front of the farmer's tractor in the barn, and does what?
(a) Rams the tractor into the tree.
(b) Runs the tractor into the river.
(c) Steals the tractor.
(d) Rams the tractor into the farmer's house.

14. Mary Alice is enrolled as a __________.
(a) Sophomore.
(b) Freshman.
(c) Junior.
(d) Senior.

15. At lunch, Grandma becomes the unofficial ______________ for the burgoo.
(a) Spokeswoman.
(b) Cashier.
(c) Cook.
(d) Scooper.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grandma takes Mary Alice directly where?

2. What is the year?

3. Mrs. Pensinger comes back for seconds on what?

4. What is wrong with Mrs. Abernathy's grown son?

5. Halloween is a _________ occasion in Grandma's town.

(see the answer keys)

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