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reaction to the child’s death reveals Rex’s vulnerability, his intense love for his children and his lack of resilience.18.Snot locker (pg. 31)19.A star. He takes them each out into the desert and tells them to pick out a star as their Christmas gift. Jeannette chooses Venus, which is a planet, not a star, but he tells her she can have it anyway since it is Christmas. (pg. 40)20.Rock (pg. 59)21.A junkyard (pg. 60)22.An injured buzzard named Buster (pg. 64)23.Jeannette’s mom refused to kill the flies in the house because they were food for the pet birds and lizards, the birds and lizards were food for the cats etc. (pg. 64)24.Teacher (pg 73)25.The Tracks (pgs. 58 and 81)26.Billy Deel (pg. 81-82)27.Billy Deel comes to the Walls’ house and shoots at Jeannette and her siblings with a BB gun, so the Walls children get their father’s real gun and shoot at Billy with it. The police come and tell the Walls to report to the Magistrate’s office, so they skip town. (pg 89)28.That Grandma Smith was dead. (pg. 92)29.Mountain Goat. He called her that because she never fell down when they were climbing mountains. He said she was as sure footed as a mountain goat. (pg. 36) This nickname fits Jeannette well because she covered a lot of rocky terrain (difficult times) in her life and still came out standing on her feet. She and all of her siblings except Maureen seem to be very resilient and able to bounce back when they are faced with tough times.Answer Key Reading guide: The Glass Castleby Jeannette Walls (continued)30.Jeannette asks her father to quit drinking. Yes. He has a very hard time stopping- he even has to tie himself to the bed because his delirium is so powerful. He stays sober for about 6 months (from Spring toearly Fall) (pg. 116)
III.“Welch” pgs. 129-24131.Because the principal of the school in Welch asks them to multiply 8X7 and they can’t understand him because of his accent, so they don’t know what he is asking them. Their mother translates and the children answer correctly, but the principal doesn’t understand their answer because of their accents, so heassumes they are “slow”. Also none of their school records from Phoenix followed them. (pgs. 136-137)32.Lard and Wonderbread (pg. 138)33.Jeannette rescues a little boy who is being terrorized by a dog and carries the little boy home on her back. Dinitia Hewitt,the ring leader of the girls who are bullying Jeannette, is the little boy’s neighbor and she sees Jeannette bring the little boy home. This changes Dinitia’s attitude about Jeannette. (pg. 142)34.Jeannette used some yellow paint that her dad brought home to paint the house. She only painted as high as she could reach because they didn’t have a ladder. Before she could finish the temperature dropped and the paint froze and was ruined. Jeannette was really disappointed because the house looked patchy and uglier than before and she thought that people would think “that the people who lived inside the house wanted to fix it up but lacked the gumption to get the work done.” (pgs. 157-158)35. Fightingest (pg. 164)36.