All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert Fulghum
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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 does Fulghum say can be bought for 35 cents at Bob Everette's Drugstore?

2. At the end of Chapter 10, Fulghum asks a question about something not being easy. What is he talking about?

3. What kind of insect does the Cassida Rubignosa have to defend itself from in the book?

4. Fulghum says that the neighbor lady thinks the spider is as big as what?

5. When Fulghum discovers the animals mating underneath his porch, what are the animals covered in?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Fulghum's lawyer friend whom he mentions in Chapter 12 travel?

2. What does Fulghum think we learn from the song "The Eensy-Weensy Spider"?

3. What are some of the things that Fulghum learned in kindergarten that can be applied to everyone at any age?

4. What are some things that Fulghum enjoys about doing laundry?

5. Describe what the gummy lump box looks like.

6. What things does Fulghum mention that an abacus is good for?

7. What does Fulghum think of the way Charles Boyer ended his life?

8. When Fulghum was younger what was his list or credo like?

9. What is the purpose of the larval form of the Cassida Rubignosa carrying a small sack of garbage on its back?

10. In Chapter 13, Fulghum talks about introducing his godchild to the good things in life. What are some of those things that Fulghum says he'll introduce to his godchild?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe V.P. Menon's character is the book. What motivated Menon to "pay it forward"? How did Menon make up his debt from the Sikh? As a person who quit school at thirteen, how was Menon still wise in many ways? In what ways did Menon become the best person he could be? What do you think motivated Menon to become who he was? How will Menon's name and legacy live on? Explain your answers by using specific material from the book.

Essay Topic 2

In the book, there are places when readers can learn interesting facts that they might not have known about previously. What things in the book are educational? What new things did you learn from the book? Was there anything you learned about that you had never heard of or known about? If so, what was it ?

Essay Topic 3

Even though Fulghum jumps from story to story and doesn't really go in any type of chronological order, does the book still seem to flow when you read it? Why or why not? After reading only short stories about so many different times, places, and individuals, was there enough to interest you as a reader and keep you wanting more as you read the book? If so, how does Fulghum create this in his writing? If not, why were you not interested or involved with the book and people? Why do you think Robert Fulghum wrote the book the way he did with short stories and short chapters? Explain your reasoning.

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