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1. Which phrase best describes Granny Weatherall’s life? A Long years of hard work on a homestead B A youthful romance that blossomed into a lifelong loving marriage C One early tragedy followed by sixty years of untroubled good fortune D Frustration after frustration with no silver linings in the clouds “THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL” BY KATHERINE

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1. Which phrase best describes Granny Weatherall’s life?

A Long years of hard work on a homesteadB A youthful romance that blossomed into a lifelong loving marriageC One early tragedy followed by sixty years of untroubled good fortuneD Frustration after frustration with no silver linings in the clouds

2. Granny Weatherall’s attitude can best be described as —

A sweetly nostalgic

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B resolute and determinedC sarcastic and tartD gently humorous

3. The story is told from the point of view of —

F Doctor HarryG CorneliaH Ellen WeatherallJ George

4. Granny Weatherall’s marriage to John was evidently —

A filled with conflictB bitter but outwardly politeC disappointing and dreary

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D emotionally and materially successful

5. When Granny sees Hapsy coming into the room, others around her perceive that —

F Granny is very illG Hapsy is actually leaving the roomH Granny’s daughter Lydia is entering the roomJ the weather is starting to get worse

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6. Granny has a desire to find George because she wants —

A to tell him that she will always love himB him to know that she had a fine life without himC her children to get to know himD to let him know that she forgives him

7. When Granny feels her feet being tickled, it is because —

F Cornelia is playfully tickling herG the doctor is checking her reflexesH a sudden breeze has uncovered her feetJ the priest is anointing her feet with oil in the last rites

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8. Granny Weatherall views Doctor Harry as if he were —

A her husbandB the man who deceived herC a mere boyD a great medical pioneer

9. Which character is not physically present at Granny

Weatherall’s deathbed?F CorneliaG HapsyH Father ConnollyJ Lydia

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10. Katherine Anne Porter uses the stream-of-consciousness

technique to —A express the feelings of relatives gathered around a deathbedB point out the injustices Granny Weatherall has sufferedC vividly describe the hard life of a pioneerD allow the reader to get inside Granny’s head

11. Porter’s use of stream of consciousness allows the reader

to F admire Granny Weatherall’s accurate memoryG contrast Granny Weatherall’s thoughts with reality

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H sympathize with Hapsy and LydiaJ realize that the doctor was absent for five minutes

12. A passage in the story that could only be part of the stream

of consciousness is —A “So, my dear Lord, this is my death and I wasn’t even thinking about it.”B “The tall black dresser gleamed with nothing on it but John’s picture. . . .”C “I’m not going, Cornelia. I’m taken by surprise. I can’t go.”D “Doctor Harry spread a warm paw like a cushion on her forehead. . . .”VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT

13. jilted 14. tactful

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15. dwindled 16. disputed 17. vanity

a. skilled in saying the right thingb. excessive pridec. rejected (as a lover) d. contestede. diminished

18. Ambiguity is used by writers to suggest two or more meanings. Granny

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feels she was “given back everything” that was taken away by the jilting. Yet then she says that something was “not given back.” What is that something? How do you know?

19. What ambiguities surround the character Hapsy? What does her name suggest about her identity?

20. The end of the story suggests that Granny is jilted once again. Who jilts her this time? How does Granny feel at this moment of revelation?

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