|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Zippy tell Julie that her neighbor Edythe ate?
2. Which friend of Zippy's had red hair?
3. Why did Julie, Zippy's friend, not talk?
4. What was Julie's favorite lunch?
5. How often did Edyth wash her hair?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. How did Zippy envision getting ready and walking to church?
3. When Zippy asked her sister about the child with disabilities, how did her sister handle it? How did this show maturity in her sister?
4. What do you think Doc Holiday really thought of Zippy?
5. How, as a baby, did Zippy take a nap? What does this story indicate to the reader?
6. What was the only reason Melinda thought anyone would ever read a book about Mooreland, Indiana?
7. What did it mean for Zippy to attend Julie's grandfather's funeral?
8. How did Kai check on everyone at bedtime?
9. What were the expectations about Zippy training Speckles, the chicken?
10. Why was it important to Zippy that her sister win the Fair Queen in 1972?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How did Zippy's dad prepare to go camping? How would you describe this behavior? Why do you think Zippy's dad went through this ritual? Why was this important to him?
Essay Topic 2
What did Zippy think of going to church on Sunday? How did she stall before church? What were some of her tricks? Was Zippy's opinion of church influenced by her father? How? How did her opinion change after he took her to "his" church?
Essay Topic 3
When did Zippy's mother show her independence? Do you think she returned to college? What do you think happened after Zippy's mother left that day on her bike? How do you think it changed the relationship between the mother and father?
This section contains 832 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)