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Comprehension 1. Why is the whole family gathering? A. to wait for Aunt Hattie’s visit B. to visit the nursing home C. to celebrate Grandaddy McClintic’s 100 th birthday D. to see how many relatives the McClintic family has
Comprehension 2. Relatives can come from near and far to the event for all the following reasons except ______. A. there is no more rationing B. the war is over C. almost everyone is home from the war D. the nursing home is in a central location
Comprehension 3. All the following show that Grandaddy is nervous except ______. A. he sits in his chair by the window B. he rubs his hands together C. he repeatedly asks Anna who is coming D. he taps his slippered feet
Comprehension 4. Why did Grandaddy stew and brood the night before Hattie left for Nebraska? A. Hattie was just sixteen years old. B. Hattie had just gotten married. C. There was a combination going-away and birthday party for Hattie. D. He had nothing to put into the box he made for her.
Comprehension 5. Why does Grandaddy make up his tale about the box? A. to keep from telling Hattie that he has no real gift for her B. to show how good he is at woodworking C. to make it all right that he made the gift D. to prove what a good storyteller he is
Comprehension 6. Why is Grandaddy nervous about Hattie’s visit? A. because he has turned 100 years old B. because he thinks she is mad at him C. because his whole family is there D. because he loves his sister
Comprehension 7. Why doesn’t Grandaddy ever buy something for Hattie’s birthday box? A. He never has the money. B. Hattie is far away in Nebraska. C. Hattie doesn’t need any more presents. D. Time goes on, and he never gets around to it.
Comprehension 8. Hattie says, “Oh, Spencer, Spencer, there’s been too much time and space.” What does she mean? A. Seventy-four years is a long time. B. Nebraska is very far away from here. C. She is asking her brother why he never came to visit. D. They have been away from each other far too long.
Comprehension 9. What lesson did Hattie learn the first winter when she and Otto ran out of food? A. to let people help their neighbors B. to let Otto have his pride C. to keep extra food in the cupboard D. to always be proud
Comprehension 10. Why does Hattie finally open the box? A. Her children are starving. B. She needs something to sell. C. She wants to honor Spencer by wearing what’s inside. D. Her husband needs a wagon for traveling to Nebraska.
Comprehension 11. Which word best describes Hattie? A. hopeful B. angry C. proud D. helpful