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  • Question 1
    30 seconds

    The character John Burke sits in a chair all day because he

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    is ill and tired

    has a mental disability

    is lazy

    wants Miss Lottie to do all of the work

  • Question 2
    30 seconds

    The emotion Lizabeth feels when she hears her father cry is

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  • Question 3
    60 seconds

    The two events that contribute most directly to the end of Lizabeth's childhood innocence are

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    throwing rocks at the marigolds and then pulling them up

    chanting at Miss Lottie and pulling up the marigolds

    hearing her father cry and pulling up Miss Lottie marigolds

    hearing her father cry and leaving the house at 4:00 in the a.m.

  • Question 4
    30 seconds

    Lizabeth feels compassion when she

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    hesitates to join the boys in throwing stones at Miss Lottie's marigolds

    is able to feel Miss Lottie's pain and despair

    admires the marigolds

    feels superior to her brother

  • Question 5
    30 seconds

    The most difficult inner conflict Lizabeth faces is between

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    hating Miss Lottie and being afraid of her

    being frightened of Miss Lottie and feeling sorry for her

    liking the marigolds and wanting to destroy them

    having feelings like a child and feelings like an adult

  • Question 6
    60 seconds

    Miss Lottie's determination to grow the marigolds despite other challenges she faces supports the generalization that

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    making others jealous of something you have is important

    ugly things in life can be erased by simple flowers

    the only way to earn the friendship of others is to share your garden with them

    sometimes all we need is a small patch of beauty to keep the hope alive

  • Question 7
    30 seconds

    Which of the following word pairs best describes what Lizabeth feels about the marigolds?

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    fear and irritation

    admiration and hatred

    joy and tenderness

    revulsion and calm

  • Question 8
    30 seconds

    Lizabeth's internal conflict about whether or not to throw stones is resolved when

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    she decides she despises Miss Lottie

    the children threaten to beat her up if she dos not participate

    she is embarrassed when Joey asks if she is scared

    she finds a large pile of stones that are perfect size for throwing

  • Question 9
    30 seconds

    Which are possible themes of "Marigolds."

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    poverty and maturity

    love and happiness

    unemployment and marriage

    siblings and rural living

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. Why do the children hate the marigolds at Miss Lottie's house?
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    Miss Lottie has a nicer home than they do.
    The flowers prove that Miss Lottie has a lot of money.
    Miss Lottie expects the children to weed her garden.
    The flowers do not fit in their cheerless lives. 
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Which event leads Lizbeth to destroy Miss Lottie's marigolds?
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    She has a an argument with her younger brother.
    Miss Lottie throws a cane at her for no reason.
    She hears her father cry over his lack of a job.
    Her mother works late and misses dinner. 
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. What do the marigolds symbolize, or stand for, in the story?
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    the characters' hopelessness about their futures
    the chance for beauty amid an ugly situation
    Lizabeth's growth over the course of the story
    Miss Lottie's love for her home and her son
  • Question 13
    30 seconds

    The narrator says that the destruction of Miss Lottie's flowers marks the end of

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    Miss Lottie's life

    summer vacation

    the family's poverty

    Lizbeth's childhood

  • Question 14
    30 seconds

    The setting of "Marigolds" is set in rural ______.

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  • Question 15
    30 seconds

    Ms. Lottie grew the marigolds in order to _____.

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    Make neighbor's jealous

    Sell them

    Earn respect

    Create a small patch of beauty

  • Question 16
    30 seconds

    Which emotion best qualifies Lizabeth's feelings towards Ms. Lottie at the end of the story?

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  • Question 17
    30 seconds

    When the narrator ends her story saying, "And I too have planted 'marigolds' ..." She is referring to 'marigolds' as _____.

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    Symbols of hope

    Symbols of regret

    Symbols of poverty

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