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. What was Daniel's punishment for what he did to Melinda when she locked him out of the bathroom?

2. How much, according to Zippy, did the hoods of Chevrolet vehicles weigh?

3. What year did Melinda run for Fair Queen?

4. What few businesses did Mooreland have?

5. Who owned the drugstore in town?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Zippy confuse the Great Depression with the depression her mother suffered from?

2. Describe the Jarvis's Christmas tree? What does it indicate about their family?

3. How did Kai check on everyone at bedtime?

4. Why did Zippy think about her did leaving everyday but not mentioning work?

5. Why did Zippy's mother tell Zippy she believed in God because she had to?

6. Who was Julie's voice and why?

7. What instrument did Zippy what to play and why was it not accepted by the music teacher?

8. 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?

9. How did Zippy view the story about how Julie's parents met, married, and lost their daughter Connie?

10. Why did Robert Frost's poem mean so much to Zippy?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What did Zippy's dad do for a living? Was it ever made clear to the reader? Did he have a gambling problem? Why did Zippy's mom go to work at the Diner? What does this tell the reader about their financial situation?

Essay Topic 3

Zippy obviously adored her parents. She discussed their flaws in detail but seems to not be bothered by them. How were Zippy's parents good parents? How were they bad parents? What were their strengths? What were their flaws?

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