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 was a Christmas disappointment for Zippy as far as gifts were concerned?

2. Who cleaned the house at Dana's house?

3. Who found Zippy when she fell off her bike on her way to her brother's house?

4. Who in Zippy's family was REALLY adopted as a baby?

5. What astrological sign was Zippy?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was the ultimate reason Zippy did not get the presents she wanted for Christmas?

3. What were Zippy's thoughts about a single moment?

4. What does the love of crafts say about the time period that Zippy grew up in?

5. What was Sissy's idea of a good Christian and what did Zippy decide to do to become one?

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

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

8. What was the Danny's most prominent characteristic according to Zippy?

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

10. What was Dana's life like at home?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

With the introduction of Dana and Melinda cleaning the house for her slumber party, what is evident about the Jarvis's house? What dark side does this bring forth? How does this signal Zippy's mom's depression?

Essay Topic 3

What was Zippy's view of her father? How did she describe the things she believed he was good at? Why do you think he always carried a gun? Do you agree with Zippy's statement, "In short, he was what it meant to be a father and a man in 1971"?

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