"a Visit To Grandmother" Test

12 Questions  I  By Smith_a on October 14, 2010
This is a test over the short story "A Visit To Grandmother" by William Melvin Kelley.

  

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1.  What reason does Charles give for driving south in "A Visit to Grandmother"?
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2.  In "A Visit to Grandmother," Chig's father talks most about which family member?
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3.  Charles says that he left home when he was fifteen because he wanted to attend school.  What was probably the real reason why Charles left home? 
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4.  Chig notices that his father gets an ugly look on his face when he hugs Mama.  What can you infer about how Charles feels about Mama?
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5.  What is the best way to describe GL's character in "A Visit to Grandmother"?
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6.  For Charles, what does the story of GL and the horse represent? 
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7.  Which of the following lines from "A Visit to Grandmother" is an example of direct characterization?
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8.  Which of the following lines from the story is an example of indirect characterization?
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9.  Why does Mama say she spent more time with GL than with Charles in "A Visit to Grandmother"?
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10.  Which of the following might help you to infer that Chig was very upset by his father's tears?
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11.  At the end of "A Visit to Grandmother," the author describes GL's smile as the innocent smile of a five-year-old.  Why does the author compare GL to a five-year-old?
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12.  What lesson about life can be learned from "A Visit to Grandmother"?
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