Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
The questions below refer to the selection “A Christmas Memory.”
____ 1. Buddy and his friend keep their money —
a.|at Mr. Haha Jones’s house|c.|buried in the pecan orchard|
b.|in the local bank’s Christmas club|d.|under a floorboard beneath the bed|
____ 2. Buddy and his friend give fruitcakes to everyone except —
a.|the relatives they live with|c.|people who visit them only once|
b.|a bus driver|d.|President Roosevelt|
____ 3. Which of the following statements best describes Buddy’s friend?
a.|Fashion is her passion.|c.|Big cities fascinate her.|
b.|She has strong feelings about God.|d.|She spends a lot of time at the movies.|
____ 4. Buddy compares his friend to a bantam hen because she is —
a.|always poking her “beak” into things|c.|small and sprightly|
b.|not very intelligent|d.|as flighty as a bird|
____ 5. When it comes to his other relatives, Buddy —
a.|barely acknowledges their existence|
b.|feels very close to them|
c.|is jealous of the attention they pay to his cousin|
d.|feels that they offer him a lot of support|
____ 6. Which adjective best applies to Buddy’s friend?
____ 7. Which of the following items is not an activity that binds the two friends together?
a.|Flying kites|c.|Making decorations|
____ 8. Toward the end of the story, Buddy is separated from his friend. Why?
a.|He runs away from home.|
b.|His friend is sent to the hospital to suffer her last illness.|
c.|A letter from President Roosevelt invites Buddy’s friend to the White House.|
d.|Buddy is sent to military school by his relatives.|
____ 9. Which sentence tells you that Buddy’s friend has died?
a.|“A morning arrives . . . when she cannot rouse herself to exclaim: ‘Oh my, it’s fruitcake weather!’”|
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