26 Fairmount Avenue Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where does Tomie find what he thinks is candy when he can't find any in the regular spot?

2. How does Tomie describe Mae West?

3. Where does Tomie see his first Disney movie?

4. How does Tomie feel about his heritage?

5. What has to be taken out of the backyard?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is Tomie's backyard plowed?

3. What is Tomie most excited about when he starts going to school?

4. Why does Tomie get so excited about New Year's Eve?

5. Why did Tomie end up alone while watching "Snow White" for the first time?

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

7. Who is Charlie, and what does Tomie think about him?

8. How do Tomie's parents respond to what the city is doing all along Fairmount Avenue?

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

10. What has to be changed about the house when the City does something along Fairmount Avenue?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What are some of the ways Tomie's family showed their love to each other, and how did these displays alter the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 2

How does the autobiographical nature of this book change the tone of the book, and how do you feel about it?

Essay Topic 3

The characters in this book all had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affected the characters around them.

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