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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. The teacher is reading ____________ when Mary Alice enters the class.
2. What happens when Augie aims his gun at the fleeing rabbit?
3. What has broken the narrator and her mother?
4. They scramble out of there, leaving behind what?
5. Who is one of the last to be served?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Grandma take advantage of this man? Why does she do this?
2. Why does Mrs. Weidenbach ask for Grandma's help? Why is this surprising?
3. How does Old Man Nyquist upset Grandma?
4. What does the statement "Grandma had eyes in the back of her heart" mean?
5. How does Mary Alice finally take a chance and ask Royce over to visit? How does Grandma feel about this? Why?
6. How does Mildred go about attempting to collect the dollar from Mary Alice? What does this reveal about Mildred?
7. How does Grandma handle these pranksters?
8. How can Mary Alice now find out who the pranksters were?
9. Describe Halloween in this town. Why might it be like this?
10. Why does Mary Alice move in with her grandmother? What does this reveal about the Great Depression?
Essay Topic 1
The Daughters of the American Revolution meeting is used as a lesson.
Part 1) Describe the events leading up to the DAR meeting. Why is Grandma asked to participate? Initially, why did you believe she wanted to hold the meeting at her home? What takes place at this meeting? How was this foreshadowed?
Part 2) Why does Grandma decide to teach Mrs. Weidenbach a lesson? How is this lesson taught in typical Grandma fashion? Should she have put Mrs. Weidenbach in her place like this? Why or why not?
Part 3) Do you believe Mrs. Weidenbach learned a lesson? Why or why not? Might there have been a better way to teach Mrs. Weidenbach a lesson? If so, how? If not, why not?
Essay Topic 2
This book is a work of historical fiction.
Part 1) What details in the book make it a work of historical fiction? How are these details important to the story? How are they also important to the reader? Would this boo be as enticing and engaging without these historical facts? Why or why not?
Part 2) Why might someone choose to write a work of historical fiction? What is the purpose of all works of historical fiction? What is your opinion of historical fiction? Why? Has your opinion of historical fiction been influenced by reading this book? Why or why not?
Part 3) What is your favorite genre? Why?
Essay Topic 3
The Christmas season brings many surprises.
Part 1) What are the Christmas season surprises? How does each surprise come about? How are these surprises significant to the plot and/or character development?
Part 2) How is surprise an important aspect of this book? What other surprises take place throughout this book? What are the purposes of all these surprises? How are various characters change by the surprises in this story?
Part 3) What surprises have been significant in your own life? How have you been changed by surprise events? How can you relate to the characters in this book, regarding surprising events?
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