Study Guide

Out of the Dust Chapter 18

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 18

Tested by Dust

  • Welcome to Part 2 of our book, Shmoopsters—spring has sprung, and the year is 1934.
  • Think taking a test under normal circumstances is rough? Try having a major exam in the middle of a dust storm. Billie Jo and her classmates take their six-week tests as the wind blows sand and dust into the schoolhouse—understandably, she hopes they get bonus points for taking the exam in a dust storm.