QUESTIONS

 

1.

According to the narrator, Mrs. Sennett wears a hat because she:

A. is often outside.
B. wants to look like a literary figure.
C. has thin hair.
D. has unique taste in clothing.

 

2.

Considering the events of the entire passage, it is most reasonable to infer that Mrs. Sennett calls the children bad (line 92) because she:

F. is bothered by the noise they are making.
G. doesn't like them hanging on her skirt.
H. doesn't want to reveal her affection for them.
J. is angry that they never do what she tells them.

 

3.

Considering how Mrs. Sennett is portrayed in the passage, it is most reasonable to infer that the word ravaged, as it is used in line 89, most nearly means that her face reveals:

A. irritation and annoyance.
B. resentfulness and anger.
C. age and fatigue.
D. enthusiasm and excitement.

 

4.

What is the main insight suggested by the conversation in lines 69--83?

F. The Curley family cries to manipulate Mrs. Sennett into doing what they want.
G. The narrator regrets that she is not going to Boston and is a little jealous of Mrs. Sennett.
H. Mrs. Sennett is happy to leave the Curley family because they are always whining and crying.
J. Mrs. Sennett intends to return to the Cape soon because she has discovered that they have been manipulating and taking advantage of her.

 

5.

Which of the following does the passage suggest is the result of Mrs. Sennett's loss of hearing?

A. She is often frustrated and short-tempered.
B. She can lip-read.
C. She dislikes conversation.
D. She is a shy and lonely woman.

 

6.

Given the evidence provided throughout the passage, the children probably silently mouth the word "no" (lines 94--97) because:

F. Mrs. Sennett has just called them bad, noisy children, and they are defending themselves.
G. they do not want to leave the Cape before the summer is over and are protesting.
H. they are letting the narrator know that Mrs. Sennett is thinking about returning to the Cape.
J. they are continuing their battle against Mrs. Sennett's intention to return to the Cape.

7.

It is reasonable to infer from the passage that Mrs. Sennett asked "Are those children making too much noise?" (lines 11--12) because Mrs. Sennett:

A. concerns herself about the well-being of others.
B. wishes to change the subject to literary figures.
C. cannot supervise the children without the narrator.
D. is bothered by the noise the children make.

 

8.

The details and events in the passage suggest that the friendship between the narrator and Mrs. Sennett would most accurately be described as:

F. stimulating, marked by a shared love of eccentric adventures.
G. indifferent, marked by occasional insensitivity to the needs of the other.
H. considerate, notable for the friends' exchange of favors.
J. emotional, based on the friends' long commitment to share their burdens with one another.

 

9.

As it is used in line 3, the word composed most nearly means:

A. contented.
B. unexcited.
C. satisfied.
D. constituted.

 

10.

At what point does Mr. Curley cry at the supper table?

F. Before Mary and the narrator sit and watch the sunset
G. Before Mrs. Sennett tells the narrator she doubts she will stay another winter with the children
H. Before the children spend a rainy afternoon playing house in the dining room
J. After the narrator learns that Mrs. Sennett will return to Boston

 

 

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