26 Fairmount Avenue Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Tomie say Walt Disney didn't do before making his movie?

2. What causes Tomie to do something strange while seeing his first Disney movie?

3. How does Tomie describe Mae West?

4. What is Tomie supposed to call all his grandmothers?

5. Why does something have to be added to the house when the city takes something out?

Short Essay Questions

1. What saves Tomie's house from the hurricane?

2. What does Buddy get or Christmas in this book and how do they differ from Tomie's gifts?

3. What makes the style of the beginning of the book so distinctive?

4. What does Tomie's mother do for Carol Crane at the beginning of the book?

5. How does Tomie feel about his heritage?

6. What does Tomie like most about his favorite movie stars?

7. How does Tomie help his grandfather?

8. What does Tomie say at the end of the book?

9. Who are Tomie's favorite movie stars?

10. Why does Tomie say he will never forget the year of the hurricane?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What emphasis did Tomie put on movies, and why?

Essay Topic 2

Sacrifice was a theme that was very prevalent in this book. Who were the characters most affected by this theme, and how did they allow sacrifice to change their lives?

Essay Topic 3

How do Tomie's parents show their anger, and how does this change the way Tomie deals with his own anger?

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