- Why did Opal write down each of the things her father told her about her mother?
- How does Opal know Win-Dixxie doesn’t like to be left alone? Does Opal sympathize with her dog? Be specific and use the text.
- Discuss the 10 things that Opal learns about her mother from her father. What do they reveal about her mother’s strengths? What do they reveal about her weaknesses?
- Do the 10 things help explain why she left? Do they excuse her actions?