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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 color was Kia's mother?
2. What stalling games did Zippy play to keep from leaving for church on time?
3. What divided the kitchen from the den in Zippy's house?
4. What did the Driftwood smell like to Zippy?
5. What happened at Big Dave and Debbie's house when a runt pig was born?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Zippy's dad use to keep the dogs barking all night when he was "dog-sitting?"
2. When Zippy asked her sister about the child with disabilities, how did her sister handle it? How did this show maturity in her sister?
3. What was unavailable to buy at the drugstore in Mooreland? What is the irony of this situation?
4. What were the expectations about Zippy training Speckles, the chicken?
5. What was the only reason Melinda thought anyone would ever read a book about Mooreland, Indiana?
6. Why do you think Zippy's mom was absent during the night of the "dog-sitting?"
7. What do you think happened after Zippy's father confronted his neighbor Reed?
8. How did Zippy's dad's react to the teacher's comment that she colored outside the lines? Why do you think he reacted that way?
9. How did the population of Mooreland, Indiana, stay at about three hundred?
10. How did Kai check on everyone at bedtime?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Did Zippy's mom feel guilty about Zippy being sick as a baby? How did that manifest in her life and her raising of Zippy?
Essay Topic 2
Zippy tended to exaggerate at certain times in the book. Is there a pattern to this behavior? What is it? When does Zippy exaggerate? How does Zippy exaggerate? Does it add to the story? How?
Essay Topic 3
After Zippy's dad confronted his neighbor Reed, he tells Zippy, "There's danger everywhere." What did he mean by this statement to his daughter? What was his bigger message?
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