A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana Test | Final 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 did Dana's father put in their pristine barn?

2. What did Dana's parents do after work?

3. What did Mr. McCutcheon do for Dan?

4. Where was Zippy's bedroom?

5. During the big fight between Zippy's parents, what did Zippy's mom ask her father?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Zippy mean when her mother rode off on her bike and Zippy thought, "It won't be long now."

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

3. What did Zippy's mom mean when she said usually "people aren't thinking about you at all"?

4. How did Zippy view cleaning and parenting?

5. Why was Zippy's father at home and playing cards with her one day ?

6. What was Zippy's view of Jesus? How did she feel about him? What did she think of the portrait that hung in her house?

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

8. Why did Zippy feel everything in her life changed when Dana moved to town?

9. Why did Zippy's mom get kicked out of Catholic school?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who wrote the letter to Zippy at Christmas and what did it mean for Zippy? What do you think the author of the letter meant by "Thank you for not losing faith" and "Thank you for being so brave tonight"?

Essay Topic 2

Compare Julie's not talking to Zippy's not talking? At what stages of their lives did they do this? What is significant about this comparison? What did this say about their friends? How did Zippy know what Julie was thinking?

Essay Topic 3

Does the author believe that Mooreland is the same now as it was when she grew up there? What does she say about the current residents? Why do you think she writes this disclaimer in the Prologue of the book? What, in Zippy's personality, is the author trying to protect when she does this?

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