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The Glass Castle Summative Exam

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Rex (Dad)
begins to rethink personal views on the existence of God as death nears in light of what he/she reads regarding Chaos Theory
The Green Lantern
Battle Mountain's local brothel, the home of Ginger
Partially emptied bottle of liquor
the first gift given at the "Best" Walls family Christmas before the tree catches fire
Rose Mary (Mom)
President of the squatter's home owners association
Jeanette
promises to never lose faith in her dad
Partially emptied bottle of liquor
Brian dumps and throws these away
The Joshua Tree
is a constant reminder for Jeannette that difficult living conditions cans till allow for success
Maureen
moves to California after being sent to a mental institution for a criminal act
Miss Bivens
Jeanette's most influential teacher
Lori
gets glasses when they move to Phoenix
Empty beer cans
Dad uses these to cover the holes in their floor in Phoenix
Rex (Dad)
Jeannette's playmate when they were younger
When the story begins, the author is an adult. She is in New York City and sees her mother. What is her mother doing at the time?
She is digging through the dumpster
When the author is three years old, she is hurt. What happens?
Her pink dress catches on fire while cooking a hot dog
Her dad often has the family "doing the skedaddle." What does that phrase mean?
When life gets uncomfortable, they just leave- usually in the middle of the night.
Choose the list of words that does NOT accurately describe Jeanette's dad.
A rule follower, honest, law-abiding, good provider for the family
What is the Glass Castle?
Her dad's dream house that he will build once he finds the money
Before Jeanette is five, she is in the back seat of a car and her dad is driving very fast. Something happens to her. What is it?
When he turns a corner, the door flies open and she falls out of the car.
When Jeanette is five, her parents have no money. So, what does her dad give her for Christmas?
A star in the sky, which was actually Venus
The family lives in many places over the years. Out of the abandoned buildings listed below, which one did they live in?
An abandoned train depot
Jeanette's first kiss when she was very young included all of the following EXCEPT:
Romantic music and candles
For a long time Jeanette considers this place to be home, and in her heart, when she is young, she hopes to return here
Phoenix, in the desert
Fill in the blanks with the proper word pair. "Jeanette's mother occasionally has a job as a _______________, but considers herself to really be a _______________________."
Teacher...artist
When Jeannette's dad takes the kids to the zoo, what happens?
Dad and the kids climb the fence and they pet a cheetah
Christmas is seldom celebrated at the Wall's house, but one year they decide to be like everyone else and have Christmas. Which element below is NOT a part of that year's Christmas experience?
Dad dresses up as a drunken Santa and tells dirty jokes
All of the descriptors below apply to Jeannette's mom, except one. Find the group of words that does NOT apply to Jeannette's mom.
Overprotective of her children
Which element is NOT a part of Jeannette's education?
A new set of good school clothes at the beginning of the school year
Which descriptor does NOT describe Grandma Erma in West Virginia?
She was a good mother to her two boys.
Which is NOT a part of Jeannette's experience with food as a child?
Jeannette and her siblings teeth begin to rot due to malnutrition
The children find an important object in the woods and give it to their mom, who keeps it for years. What is it?
A two-carat diamond ring
Dad has a pet name for Jeannette. What is it?
Mountain Goat
In West Virginia, Jeanette has an almost-friend named Dinitia. Which event is NOT a part of her experience with this young girl?
They are close friends at school, often hanging our and eating lunch together.
Jeannette doesn't like the way she looks. Which part of her physical description does she try to fix?
Because her teeth stick out, she events her own braces using a coat hanger.
Although Jeannette is very interested in learning and she reads a lot of books, she has trouble making friends at school. What happens that makes her popular with the high school kids?
She becomes a reporter for the school newspaper and the kids all want to be in the paper.
Jeannette and her brother and sisters take care of themselves; they work hard at many jobs. Jeannette does the following jobs
Intern for local newspaper, sales clerk for jewelry store, and baby sitter
How does the family feel about taking welfare money from the government?
The parents do not want to accept it, but the children do
Eventually all of the Walls children grow up and leave Welch, West Virginia. How do they get to New York City?
The kids save money and they leave, one by one, as soon as they are old enough
Once the whole family is in NYC, what are the living arrangements?
After the kids settle into a nice, predictable life, the parents arrive in a van. After living with various children, they quickly become homeless, then end up as squatters in a vacant building.
What is Jeannette Walls current profession?
She is a journalist and an author
It turns out that Jeannette's mom owned land that was worth a lot of money. Although the author is vague about its specific worth, how much can we infer it is worth, and what is the reason Rosemary did not sell it all those years when they were so poor?
The land was worth about $1 million...and her mom didn't sell it because her father had taught her to never sell land
Which of the Walls children seemed to be least able to cope with life and why?
Her sister Maureen, because she was the youngest and everyone always took care of her as a child, so she didn't know how to cope with life on her own
Through all of their hardships, the Walls family always valued
Intelligence, creativity, good books, and the guts to carve out a unique life
What does Jeannette say was something useful her parents taught her?
That she could always pick up and move, she can be resourceful, and how to eliminate prejudice from her interactions with other people
Dad frequently got the family kicked out of church by interacting with the sermon and cursing
True
Jeannette especially loved her Grandma Smith
True
When in the desert, the Walls family lived in a hotel, a train depot, and a police station.
True
The Walls family attended the funerals for both of their grandmas
False
Lori, Jeannette, and Brian always obeyed and respected Erma
False
John F. Kennedy passed out the nation's first food stamps in Welch
True
In sixth grade, Jeannette often found food from the trash can in the school bathroom.
True
On her tenth birthday, Jeannette asks for a ring
False
When Jeannette works at the jewelry store in Welch, she steals a watch
True
Jeannette finishes high school in Welch
False
Read the following excerpt from TGC. Then answer the question that follows:
"In the hallway, Lori and Dad got into a loud argument over who was responsible for pushing Maureen over the edge. Lori blamed Dad for creating a sick environment, while Dad maintained that Maureen had faulty wiring. Mom chimed in that all the junk food Maureen ate had led to a chemical imbalance, and Brian started yelling at them all to shut the hell up or he'd arrest them. I just stood there looking from one distorted face to another, listening to this babble of enraged squabbling as the members of the Walls family gave vent to all their years hurt and anger, each uploading his or her own accumulated grievances and blaming the others for allowing the most fragile one of us to break into pieces."
Who is described as "the most fragile one of us?"
Maureen
Read the following excerpt from TGC. Then answer the question that follows:
"In the hallway, Lori and Dad got into a loud argument over who was responsible for pushing Maureen over the edge. Lori blamed Dad for creating a sick environment, while Dad maintained that Maureen had faulty wiring. Mom chimed in that all the junk food Maureen ate had led to a chemical imbalance, and Brian started yelling at them all to shut the hell up or he'd arrest them. I just stood there looking from one distorted face to another, listening to this babble of enraged squabbling as the members of the Walls family gave vent to all their years hurt and anger, each uploading his or her own accumulated grievances and blaming the others for allowing the most fragile one of us to break into pieces."
What effect does this argument have on the Walls family?
They don't see each other again for a very long time after this.
Read the passage below and answer the question that follows:

The kitchen was filled with the smell of roasting turkey John had prepared, with a stuffing of sausage, mushrooms, walnuts, apples, and spiced breadcrumbs. He'd also made creamed onion, wild rice, cranberry sauce, and squash casserole. I'd baked three pies with apples from a nearby orchard.
"Bonanza!" Brian shouted.
"Feast time!" I said to him.
He looked at the dishes. I knew what he was thinking, what he thought every time he saw a spread like this one. He shook his head and said, "You know, it's really not that hard to put food on the table if that's what you decide to do."
"Now, no recriminations," Lori told him.
After we sat down for dinner, Mom told us her good news. She had been a squatter for almost fifteen years, and the city had finally decided to sell the apartments to her and the other squatters for one dollar apiece. She couldn't accept our invitation to stay awhile, she said, because she had to get back for a board meeting of the squatters...
We started talking about some of Dad's great escapades: letting me pet the cheetah, taking us Demon Hunting, giving us stars for Christmas.
"We should drink a toast to Rex," John said.
Mom stared at the ceiling, miming perplexed thought. "I've got it "She held up her glass. "Life with your father was never boring."
We raised our glasses. I could almost her Dad chuckling at Mom's comment in the way he always did when he was truly enjoying something. It had grown dark outside. A wind picked up, rattling the windows, and the candle flames suddenly shifted, dancing along the border between turbulence and order.

What mood does the author set for the audience in the first paragraph?
Warm abundance
Read the passage below and answer the question that follows:

The kitchen was filled with the smell of roasting turkey John had prepared, with a stuffing of sausage, mushrooms, walnuts, apples, and spiced breadcrumbs. He'd also made creamed onion, wild rice, cranberry sauce, and squash casserole. I'd baked three pies with apples from a nearby orchard.
"Bonanza!" Brian shouted.
"Feast time!" I said to him.
He looked at the dishes. I knew what he was thinking, what he thought every time he saw a spread like this one. He shook his head and said, "You know, it's really not that hard to put food on the table if that's what you decide to do."
"Now, no recriminations," Lori told him.
After we sat down for dinner, Mom told us her good news. She had been a squatter for almost fifteen years, and the city had finally decided to sell the apartments to her and the other squatters for one dollar apiece. She couldn't accept our invitation to stay awhile, she said, because she had to get back for a board meeting of the squatters...
We started talking about some of Dad's great escapades: letting me pet the cheetah, taking us Demon Hunting, giving us stars for Christmas.
"We should drink a toast to Rex," John said.
Mom stared at the ceiling, miming perplexed thought. "I've got it "She held up her glass. "Life with your father was never boring."
We raised our glasses. I could almost her Dad chuckling at Mom's comment in the way he always did when he was truly enjoying something. It had grown dark outside. A wind picked up, rattling the windows, and the candle flames suddenly shifted, dancing along the border between turbulence and order.
What influence can be made from Brian's comment in the fourth paragraph, "You know, it's really not..."
Brian believed that his parents did not do well in providing for their children
Read the passage below and answer the question that follows:

The kitchen was filled with the smell of roasting turkey John had prepared, with a stuffing of sausage, mushrooms, walnuts, apples, and spiced breadcrumbs. He'd also made creamed onion, wild rice, cranberry sauce, and squash casserole. I'd baked three pies with apples from a nearby orchard.
"Bonanza!" Brian shouted.
"Feast time!" I said to him.
He looked at the dishes. I knew what he was thinking, what he thought every time he saw a spread like this one. He shook his head and said, "You know, it's really not that hard to put food on the table if that's what you decide to do."
"Now, no recriminations," Lori told him.
After we sat down for dinner, Mom told us her good news. She had been a squatter for almost fifteen years, and the city had finally decided to sell the apartments to her and the other squatters for one dollar apiece. She couldn't accept our invitation to stay awhile, she said, because she had to get back for a board meeting of the squatters...
We started talking about some of Dad's great escapades: letting me pet the cheetah, taking us Demon Hunting, giving us stars for Christmas.
"We should drink a toast to Rex," John said.
Mom stared at the ceiling, miming perplexed thought. "I've got it "She held up her glass. "Life with your father was never boring."
We raised our glasses. I could almost her Dad chuckling at Mom's comment in the way he always did when he was truly enjoying something. It had grown dark outside. A wind picked up, rattling the windows, and the candle flames suddenly shifted, dancing along the border between turbulence and order.
What is ironic, or unexpected, about Mom's announcement at dinner?
Mom finally found a place that she could afford to buy
Read the passage below and answer the question that follows:

The kitchen was filled with the smell of roasting turkey John had prepared, with a stuffing of sausage, mushrooms, walnuts, apples, and spiced breadcrumbs. He'd also made creamed onion, wild rice, cranberry sauce, and squash casserole. I'd baked three pies with apples from a nearby orchard.
"Bonanza!" Brian shouted.
"Feast time!" I said to him.
He looked at the dishes. I knew what he was thinking, what he thought every time he saw a spread like this one. He shook his head and said, "You know, it's really not that hard to put food on the table if that's what you decide to do."
"Now, no recriminations," Lori told him.
After we sat down for dinner, Mom told us her good news. She had been a squatter for almost fifteen years, and the city had finally decided to sell the apartments to her and the other squatters for one dollar apiece. She couldn't accept our invitation to stay awhile, she said, because she had to get back for a board meeting of the squatters...
We started talking about some of Dad's great escapades: letting me pet the cheetah, taking us Demon Hunting, giving us stars for Christmas.
"We should drink a toast to Rex," John said.
Mom stared at the ceiling, miming perplexed thought. "I've got it "She held up her glass. "Life with your father was never boring."
We raised our glasses. I could almost her Dad chuckling at Mom's comment in the way he always did when he was truly enjoying something. It had grown dark outside. A wind picked up, rattling the windows, and the candle flames suddenly shifted, dancing along the border between turbulence and order.
Mom's toast to Dad reflects what aspect of her character?
Her addiction to excitement
Read the passage below and answer the question that follows:

We raised our glasses. I could almost her Dad chuckling at Mom's comment in the way he always did when he was truly enjoying something. It had grown dark outside. A wind picked up, rattling the windows, and the candle flames suddenly shifted, dancing along the border between turbulence and order.

Which of the following expresses the symbolism of the candle flames in the wind in the above paragraph?
Fire was one of Jeannette's fascinations and a key component in her life, the description reflects the way the Walls children lived in their early lives, and the contrast between light and dark mirrors their childhood.
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