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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 in Zippy's family was REALLY adopted as a baby?
2. When Zippy was taking the parcels to her brother's house, what did she hit that made her fall down?
3. What did Zippy think of the six of clubs in a deck of cards?
4. Who was Zippy's fourth grade teacher?
5. What did Dana steal from Zippy?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Zippy confuse the Great Depression with the depression her mother suffered from?
2. What were Zippy's thoughts about a single moment?
3. How did Zippy describe the doorknobs in her parent's bedroom getting stuck together?
4. What was the Danny's most prominent characteristic according to Zippy?
5. What did Zippy's mom mean when she said usually "people aren't thinking about you at all"?
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 was Zippy's father at home and playing cards with her one day ?
8. What does the love of crafts say about the time period that Zippy grew up in?
9. What was the significance of the hippies moving into town?
10. What did Zippy think of her father's belief in God after he took Zippy to his "church?"
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
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?
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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