A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Haven Kimmel
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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. Who, according to Zippy, was bigger and meaner than the Mafia?

2. Where did most people bury their animals, defying city codes?

3. Which friend of Zippy's had red hair?

4. When did most people in Mooreland take their vacations during Zippy's childhood?

5. Who owned the drugstore in town?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Zippy envision getting ready and walking to church?

2. Why do you think Zippy's mom was absent during the night of the "dog-sitting?"

3. 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?

4. Explain the cure for the illness Zippy had as a child. How does this information put the story in context for the year it occurred?

5. Who was Julie's voice and why?

6. What was unavailable to buy at the drugstore in Mooreland? What is the irony of this situation?

7. How did the dog Kai protect Zippy when she was a child? What does this say about the general opinion of animals in this household?

8. How did Zippy get her name? Why did the nickname stick?

9. What were the expectations about Zippy training Speckles, the chicken?

10. Why did Zippy's neighbor Reed threaten to kill her dogs?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Zippy discussed her parents arguments in detail. What does this tell you about Zippy's parents and their relationship? In the end, do you think Zippy's parents remained married? Why? Why not? Explain your answers and give specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

If the Jarvis's were poor, Zippy was completely unaware. Give examples from the book that tell the reader that Zippy came from a poor family. Give examples from the book that indicate that Zippy was unaware of their poverty.

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