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  • Too Soon a Woman
  • Which sentence tells you that the family was poor? a. When we stopped at little timber claims along the way, the homesteaders said it had rained all summer. a. At first there were four of us with a onehorse wagon and its skimpy load. a. Pa traveled twice as far each day as the wagon. a. He brought in a porcupine once, and that was fat meat and good.
  • Which sentence best supports the idea that Pa feels hopeless? a. There ain’t anything good left in the world, or people to care if you live or die. a. Pa thought he had an old uncle who owned a little two-bit sawmill. a. He kissed the little girls goodbye and plodded off through the woods. a. Where’s the other one?
  • Which quote reveals that Mary is a strongwilled character? a. You’re my pardner, but it might be she’s got more brains. a. I don’t set up to know all about everything. a. Mushroom. I bet it hefts ten pounds. a. Pa didn’t want her along, but she stood up to him with no fear in her voice.
  • Why is Paragraph #3 important to the overall story? a. It tells the reader that there are four people traveling west. a. It shows that Pa is a man who doesn’t talk much. a. It lets the reader know the family is not wealthy. a. It tells the reader that Pa and the children will soon meet another relative.
  • Which sentence from the story supports the idea that Mary must have suffered abuse at her previous home? a. “What’s that mark on your shoulder?” I asked her. a. “I’d rather go with a family and look after kids,” she said, “but I ain’t going back.” a. When Mary crawled into the quilts with them, they moved away as far as they could. a. “You kids can’t have any yet. And I don’t want any squalling, mind.”
  • Why was the loss of the horse so traumatic? a. Pa would be furious that they’d lost it. a. Pa would never be able to get back to the cabin. a. Its skin could have been used to make a blanket to keep the children warm. a. They might need to eat it if they get hungry enough.
  • Why does the narrator say “If I’d had Pa’s rifle, I’d have been willing to kill her right then and there.”? a. He thought she was cruel to eat in front of the hungry children. a. He was angry about the scars he saw on her shoulder. a. He was upset that his father and Mary were going to be married. a. He thought Pa should not have let Mary join the family on their journey west.
  • Which word best describes the mood of the story when Mary has eaten the mushroom and is waiting to see how it affects her? a. light-hearted a. depressing a. exciting a. suspenseful
  • Why did Mary not eat any of the mushroom while the children were eating what she had cooked for them? a. She was still full from eating so much. a. She wanted to be sure there was enough for the children. a. She couldn’t bear the thought of eating it after her long, fearful night. a. She thought it would be wise to save some for Pa’s return.
  • Which statement best describes the children’s feelings toward Mary. a. At first they did not want her to join the family, but later they were glad she had. a. They felt she was too bossy to be a good mother to them and a good wife to their father. a. They were angry when she ate in front of them, but became happy after she cooked the mushroom for them. a. They felt sorry for her because she had scars on her shoulder.
  • What is the effect of using first person point of view to tell this story? a. Readers share in Mary’s feeling of dread before she eats the the mushroom. a. Readers see Mary’s heroism more clearly through the narrator’s growing realization of what she has done. a. Readers feel the father’s desperation as he decides to leave the family alone. a. Readers experience the little girls’ fear and confusion.
  • During the story, the narrator’s feelings for Mary change from --a. b. c. d. respect to adoration dislike to hatred love to fear resentment to respect
  • A major theme, or message about life, that the author of this story conveys concerns – a. The dangers of eating food found in the wild a. The selflessness of love a. The rewards of acting responsibly a. The hardships of prairie life
  • Which events described below contain the climax of the story? a. The horse was lost on the third night, and Pa still hadn’t returned on the 4th day. a. The narrator and the girls ask Mary what she is going to do with the mushroom; she says “maybe” she’ll eat it. a. After eating the mushroom, Mary is unable to stay in bed; instead, she sits up all night. a. Pa returns with a packhorse full of treasures and is greeted by Mary and his children.