Circle the letter next to the best answer.
- Why is Molly sitting at the kitchen table when the story begins?
- She is busy planning her Halloween costume.
- She is helping prepare turnips for dinner.
- She must sit at the table until she eats all her turnips.
- She must sit at the table until her brother Ricky eats all his turnips.
- Where did Mrs. Gilford, the housekeeper, get the turnips?
- There was a big sale on canned turnips at the local grocery store.
- They were a gift from the next-door neighbor.
- Molly's mother, Mrs. McIntire, brought them home from the Red Cross.
- They were grown in a "Victory garden" in Molly's back yard.
- Why had things been so different at Molly's house for the past 7 months?
- Molly's father had gone to serve in the army during the war.
- Molly was not getting along with her older sister Jill.
- Mrs. Gilford insisted on buying canned turnips as part of the war effort.
- Molly's friends Linda and Susan had moved away.
- How were soldiers in the war helped if Molly and her family ate turnips from the garden?
- Fresh turnips are a good source of vitamins and minerals.
- The tin used in cans was saved for war equipment such as weapons and airplanes.
- The Red Cross sold the turnips to make extra money.
- The turnips reminded Molly of her father who enjoyed gardening.
- How did Molly's mother help?
- She fussed at Mrs. Gilford for being mean and threw the turnips out.
- She insisted that money be used to buy better tasting canned food.
- She added some of their butter and sugar "rations" to make the turnips taste better.
- She told Ricky and Jill to eat the turnips instead of Molly.