10Comprehension 1. Why is the whole family gathering? to wait for Aunt Hattie’s visitto visit the nursing hometo celebrate Grandaddy McClintic’s 100th birthdayto see how many relatives the McClintic family has
11Comprehension2. Relatives can come from near and far to the event for all the following reasons except ______.there is no more rationingthe war is overalmost everyone is home from the warthe nursing home is in a central location
12Comprehension3. All the following show that Grandaddy is nervous except ______.he sits in his chair by the windowhe rubs his hands togetherhe repeatedly asks Anna who is cominghe taps his slippered feet
13Comprehension4. Why did Grandaddy stew and brood the night before Hattie left for Nebraska?Hattie was just sixteen years old.Hattie had just gotten married.There was a combination going-away and birthday party for Hattie.He had nothing to put into the box he made for her.
14Comprehension 5. Why does Grandaddy make up his tale about the box? to keep from telling Hattie that he has no real gift for herto show how good he is at woodworkingto make it all right that he made the giftto prove what a good storyteller he is
15Comprehension 6. Why is Grandaddy nervous about Hattie’s visit? because he has turned 100 years oldbecause he thinks she is mad at himbecause his whole family is therebecause he loves his sister
16Comprehension7. Why doesn’t Grandaddy ever buy something for Hattie’s birthday box?He never has the money.Hattie is far away in Nebraska.Hattie doesn’t need any more presents.Time goes on, and he never gets around to it.
17Comprehension8. Hattie says, “Oh, Spencer, Spencer, there’s been too much time and space.” What does she mean?Seventy-four years is a long time.Nebraska is very far away from here.She is asking her brother why he never came to visit.They have been away from each other far too long.
18Comprehension9. What lesson did Hattie learn the first winter when she and Otto ran out of food?to let people help their neighborsto let Otto have his prideto keep extra food in the cupboardto always be proud
19Comprehension 10. Why does Hattie finally open the box? Her children are starving.She needs something to sell.She wants to honor Spencer by wearing what’s inside.Her husband needs a wagon for traveling to Nebraska.
20Comprehension 11. Which word best describes Hattie? hopeful angry proudhelpful