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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. When Fulghum talks about folding the laundry, where does he state he takes the laundry to fold it?

2. When Fulghum writes his personal beliefs down, how many pages does he try to fill?

3. At the end of Chapter 8, Fulghum claims he is sure of something, what is that thing he is sure of?

4. Fulghum describes the bus of his lawyer friend as decorated like the set for what?

5. What two things does Fulghum say he has and would stack up against a food processor any day?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some things that Fulghum says he yells at?

2. What does Fulghum claim a detergent for people would clean?

3. When Fulghum is reading the historical marker in the town square in San Saba in Chapter 6, what do a pair of elderly gentlemen tell him?

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

5. In Chapter 6, why did the soldiers and priests set out for a spot on the San Saba River?

6. Describe Fulghum's experience of buying Tony Lama boots at Harry's Store in San Saba.

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

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

9. Why does Fulghum decide to tell the reader about his favorite place for chicken fried steak?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mr. Washington is mentioned a couple times in the book as Fulghum's neighbor. Fulghum and Mr. Washington seem to share a strong bond even though they have a lot of differences. What are some of Robert Fulghum's and Mr. Washington's differences? What kinds of things bond the two neighbors together? Why do you think these two neighbors were such good friends? Do you think Mr. Washington saw the simple things in life as Robert Fulghum does? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Of all the stories that Fulghum tells in his book, what are your three favorite stories and why? Explain the reason for picking each one of these stories and why you are drawn to it. How do you think these three favorite stories of yours changed Fulghum's life? Do you think Fulghum changed at all during the events of these stories, or did he ponder and change afterward? If so, how and why?

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 32, Fulghum discusses the clay tablet in the British Museum that contains a census. Discuss some of the facts that Fulghum talks about concerning the earth's mass and people as they relate to each other. Why do you think Fulghum discusses the mass of the earth versus people and the quality of people in the first place? What is Locard's Exchange Principle, and how does it play a role in Fulghum's story? What does Fulghum mean when he says, "We are the stuff of stars"?

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