# A Long Way From Chicago

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• 1.

### How long do Joey and Mary Alice stay at Grandma Dowdel's house?

• A.

One week

• B.

A year

• C.

1 month

• D.

Two weeks

A. One week
Explanation
Joey and Mary Alice stay at Grandma Dowdel's house for one week. This is indicated by the answer choice "one week".

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• 2.

### Why is Ms. Wicox moving to Palmyra?

• A.

Grandma Dowel is driving her crazy.

• B.

The bank is taking her house away from her.

• C.

She hates the town.

• D.

She wants to grow old near her kids and family.

B. The bank is taking her house away from her.
Explanation
Ms. Wilcox is moving to Palmyra because the bank is taking her house away from her. This suggests that she is facing financial difficulties and is unable to afford her home. As a result, she has no choice but to relocate to a new place.

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• 3.

### How old were Joey and mary Alice when they first came to visit Grandma Dowdel?

• A.

Eight and six

• B.

Nine and seven

• C.

Ten and eight

• D.

Seven and five

B. Nine and seven
Explanation
Joey and Mary Alice were nine and seven years old when they first came to visit Grandma Dowdel.

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• 4.

### Why cant Mary Alice stand it at Grandma Dowel's?

• A.

She gets very homesick.

• B.

Grandma has mean neighbors.

• C.

She hates using the privy.

• D.

It is a very cold a August at Grandma's.

C. She hates using the privy.
Explanation
Mary Alice can't stand it at Grandma Dowel's because she hates using the privy.

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• 5.

### Why did the reporter come to ask about Shotgun Cheatham's story?

• A.

He is related to Shotgun but never got to hear his lifetime stories.

• B.

August is a slow news month and he felt that this was a good story.

• C.

He is an author who is trying to write a biography on Shotgun.

• D.

He is playing the role of Shotgun in a movie.

B. August is a slow news month and he felt that this was a good story.
Explanation
The reporter came to ask about Shotgun Cheatham's story because August is a slow news month and he felt that this was a good story. This suggests that the reporter is looking for interesting stories to cover during a period when there is typically less news.

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• 6.

### Who won the best Gooseberry Pie?

Rupert Pennypacker
Explanation
In the book “A Long Way From Chicago”, Rupert Pennypacker received the blue ribbon for the best gooseberry pie. However, it was actually Grandma’s pie. She had switched the name tags on the pies, fearing that her pie would lose to Mr. Pennypacker’s.

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• 7.

### Joey and Mary Alice have to leave Chicago because _____?

they need to visit Grandma and see the dead body of Shotgon Cheatham.
Explanation
Joey and Mary Alice have to leave Chicago because they need to visit Grandma and see the dead body of Shotgon Cheatham.

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• 8.

### Grandma was at the train station when the two kids arrived because _____?

She was saying goodbye to Ms. Wilcox
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Explanation
The correct answer is that Grandma was at the train station because she was saying goodbye to Ms. Wilcox. This implies that Grandma had a personal connection or relationship with Ms. Wilcox, and she wanted to see her off at the train station. It could be assumed that Ms. Wilcox was leaving town or going on a trip, and Grandma wanted to bid her farewell before she left.

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• 9.

I believe Mary Alice asked Grandma if she believed in vampires to hear her opinion.
Explanation
Mary Alice asked Grandma if she believed in vampires because she wanted to know Grandma's perspective on the matter. Mary Alice may have been curious about the existence of vampires and wanted to discuss it with Grandma. By asking for her opinion, Mary Alice could have been seeking validation or looking for an engaging conversation on the topic.

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• 10.

### What surprise did Joey and Mary Alice find in the attic?

A Valentine from years ago to Grandma.
Explanation
Joey and Mary Alice found a Valentine from years ago to Grandma in the attic.

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• 11.

### What does Privy mean?

An outhouse.
An old time outdoors bathroom.
A small building that serves as a crude toilet.
Explanation
The word "privy" refers to a small building that serves as a crude toilet, commonly known as an outhouse or an old-time outdoors bathroom. This term is often used to describe a simple, makeshift structure used for sanitary purposes, especially in rural or outdoor settings.

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• 12.

### What does snaggletoothed mean?

A crooked or broken tooth.
Explanation
Snaggletoothed means having a crooked or broken tooth. This term is used to describe a tooth that is not aligned properly or is damaged in some way. It can refer to a tooth that is sticking out at an angle or a tooth that is chipped or broken. Snaggletoothed is often used to describe a person's smile or dental condition when their teeth are not straight or in perfect alignment.

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• 13.

### What does riveted mean?

Pay complete attention to.
Explanation
Riveted means to pay complete attention to something. When someone is riveted, they are fully engrossed and focused on a particular thing or situation. It implies a strong and unwavering concentration, as if one's attention is firmly fixed or "riveted" to the subject at hand.

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• 14.

### What does Philanthropist means?

Someone who gives money to help others.
Explanation
Philanthropist refers to an individual who generously donates money or resources to support and benefit others. This act of giving is driven by a desire to improve the well-being and quality of life for those in need. A philanthropist's contributions can be directed towards various causes such as education, healthcare, poverty alleviation, and environmental conservation. Their selfless actions aim to make a positive impact and create lasting change in society.

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### True or Flase - Grandma Dowdel caught the  Cowgill boys "red handed" trying to break in her house

True
Explanation
Grandma Dowdel caught the Cowgill boys "red handed" trying to break into her house. This means that she caught them in the act of trying to break in, providing evidence of their wrongdoing.

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• 19.

### How does Joey feel about Grandma's fish trap?

He is not sure about it since he knows it is illegal and he hates to see a five dollar fine be given to Grandma and he feels it is not right to use. All in all, Joey's conscience is speaking out and it does not seem right.
Explanation
Joey feels uncertain about Grandma's fish trap because he is aware that it is against the law. He dislikes the idea of Grandma receiving a five dollar fine and believes it is morally wrong to use the trap. Ultimately, Joey's conscience is guiding him and he believes that the situation is unjust.

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• 20.

### Do you think Grandma cares about the town?

Grandma Dowel enjoys privacy and does not enjoy gossip, especially about her. She truely loves the town and all the people within it. She shows this in different ways like getting Ms.Wilcox's possessed house back from the bank. Indeed, Grandma Dowdel cares about and for the community and everyone in it.
Explanation
Grandma Dowel's actions demonstrate her care for the town and its people. Despite her desire for privacy and dislike for gossip, she still loves the town and its residents. This is evident in her efforts to retrieve Ms. Wilcox's house from the bank, showing her concern for the well-being of the community. Therefore, it can be concluded that Grandma Dowdel genuinely cares about the town and everyone in it.

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