A Year Down Yonder Test | Final Test - Hard

Richard Peck
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mrs. Weidenbach is the wife of the ___________, and is the leader of the local chapter of the DAR.

2. Two ancient ladies arrive for the DAR event, _______________, but they certainly aren't DAR ladies.

3. By this time, Mary Alice has made a friend, _______________, and is on better terms with several girls.

4. Mrs. Weidenbach is ready to__________ at these horrible new revelations.

5. It turns out Grandma had been setting _______ traps earlier that day.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mildred Burdick is a bully.

Part 1) How is Mildred a bully? Why is she a bully? How has this bad behavior been passed down through the generations in the Burdick family?

Part 2) How are others affected by Mildred's behavior? What happens to Mildred by the end of the book? What does this say about bullies? What might this also reveal about the author's opinion of bullies?

Part 3) How have you been affected by bullying? How have you dealt with bullying? How has society worked toward stopping bullying? Has it been successful? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Many in this town are stingy.

Part 1) Describe four characters in this town who are stingy. Why are they stingy? Would they be stingy if the economy were better? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does Grandma encourage these characters to be more giving? Are her tactics morally correct? Why or why not? What other tactics might be as successful? How?

Part 3) Would you consider yourself to be a stingy person? Why or why not? How can you be more giving to others? How can you and others benefit from your increased ability to give?

Essay Topic 3

A "dangerous man" arrives in town.

Part 1) Who is this man? Describe him and the reason he is in town. Why might people of this town consider him dangerous? How do these fears affect the way they treat him? How does Grandma take advantage of this? Why does she do this?

Part 2) Describe the event that leads the citizens of this town to like him even less? Is he to blame for this surprising and shocking incident? Why or why not? Why does the town see him as guilty?

Part 3) How does Grandma help to turn the town's opinion around regarding this man? Why does she want to help him? What does this turn-around reinforce about this town?

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