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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Betty Smith

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Where does the "tree" referred to in the title grow?

What do Francie and Neeley do to make a few pennies throughout their childhood?

What does Miss Tynmore, the piano teacher, say that Francie will be when she grows up?

When Johnny dies, who offers Francie and Neeley work so that their family may have enough money to survive?

Why does Katie originally fall in love with Johnny?

Why does Aunt Evy take over her husband's (Uncle Willie's) milk route?

Who sends Francie flowers on her graduation day?

What does Katie whisper in Johnny's ear, just a few weeks before he dies?

Why do some people think that Aunt Sissy is a bad woman?

Who shoots the sex offender in Brooklyn?

What does Mary Rommely advise Katie to do with the money she saves in her tin-can bank?

What is the Nolan's religion?

What does Francie burn after talking to her English teacher?

What is Katie's job?

What happens after Lee Rynor goes home?

What will Annie Laurie's last name be?

What happens to Francie that makes Katie think she can no longer protect her?

What does the tree man think when he throws the tree at Francie and Neeley?

Which of the following is not a place Francie visits the last Saturday in the book?

Where will Francie go to college?

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by jessiedude64, July 22, 2012

Mr. Seigler
-owns a cheap, dry-goods store

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