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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 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
Pride is a theme.
Part 1) What is pride? How is this a theme in this story? What role does Grandma play in this theme? Why? How is this a universal theme?
Part 2) How can you relate to this theme? When has pride been an important theme in your own life? What can you learn about pride from this story?
Part 3) What other themes are important to this story? How is each theme significant? How are these themes connected to the main characters? How are these themes connected to one another?
Essay Topic 3
Mary Alice falls in love with Royce.
Part 1) How do Mary Alice's feelings for Royce develop throughout the book? How do his feelings for her mirror her feelings for him? How is Mary Alice finally able to get the courage up to invite Royce over? How might Grandma have played a role in this?
Part 2) What about Royce is appealing to Mary Alice and the other girls? Do you see in him what these girls see? Why or why not? What is special about Mary Alice? How does she stand out from the rest of the girls in her school?
Part 3) What other romantic attachments take place in this book? What is the purpose of these attachments to the story? How are they tied to the plot, character development, and/or themes?
This section contains 2,288 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)