Chapter 4
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 5
Chapter 5
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Who won an essay contest at St. Cecilia's Academy?

Beka Lamb

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What did Miss Ivy tell Miss Eila not to forget?

Her stool

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What types of food were typically prepared for lunch on Saturdays?

Lunch on Saturdays usually consisted of crushed avocado or potted meat sandwiches, and sometimes pounded calves' liver fried with lots of onions and creole bread for tea at six o'clock.

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How did Beka feel when her father cut down her tree?

 Sad

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What evidence does the text provide to support the claim that Beka's father is disappointed in her?

 He expressed disappointment and questioned why she even went to high school.

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How did Beka's family describe her after winning the essay contest?

A person with a 'high mind'

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What does Miss Ivy suggest Miss Eila do with the guitar?

Sell it

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What did the radio announcer mention in the proposed new constitution?

 Universal adult suffrage

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What did Beka clean with feverish energy?

The attic

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Who used to comfort Beka at bedtime?

Beka's great grandmother used to comfort her at bedtime

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What party brings political changes to the small colony?

The People's Independence Party

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What prize does Miss Ivy believe Toycie would have won?


The music prize

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What did Beka tell her father?

She failed  

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What was the significance of Saturday in the town?

It is a day for marketing,  cleaning and cooking. 

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What did Beka used to do on Saturdays afternoons?

On Saturdays, after exploring different places she would  end up at the library, enjoying the cool sea breezes as she would picked out a book.

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At what age did Beka start handling a bowl and iron alone?

Fourteen

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What type of school does Beka attend?

Convent school

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How did Bill Lamb react to Beka's request to try again?

 He said he would think about it

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What did women and girls do on Saturdays?

 Clean the house

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Think about a time when you worked hard to prove yourself to your family or others. What did you do and how did it make you feel?

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Who is coming down the street in a purple velvet dress?

National Vellor

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What did Lilla ask Miss Ivy to stop doing?

Filling Beka's head with old-time stories

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Why did Bill Lamb cut down Beka's tree?

It was breaking the fence

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According to the text, what was Beka's motivation for cleaning the attic?  

 To prove herself to her family

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Reflect on a time when you felt a mix of emotions like Beka did. How did you handle those emotions?

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