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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 do the woodsmen in the Solomon Islands creep up on a tree?
2. How long do the woodsmen in the Solomon Islands continue their ritual for one tree?
3. When Fulghum talks about waiting for a repair man in Chapter 2, how long does Fulghum claim you would have to stay home for?
4. In the story of San Saba, Fulghum tells us that two thousand people from a certain tribe showed up to fight the soldiers and priests. What tribe did they come from?
5. Fulghum states that laundry detergent is called something in a box. What is that something?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Fulghum was younger what was his list or credo like?
2. What is the purpose of the larval form of the Cassida Rubignosa carrying a small sack of garbage on its back?
3. What does Fulghum think we learn from the song "The Eensy-Weensy Spider"?
4. What are some things that Fulghum says he yells at?
5. What was the name of Charles Boyer's wife? What happened to her?
6. What does Fulghum think of the way Charles Boyer ended his life?
7. In the Solomon Islands what is some villagers' special way of logging?
8. What happened after Fulghum's washer died on him in the middle of a load of laundry?
9. In Chapter 14, what is Fulghum's personal need that he discusses, and how is it made?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Fulghum seems to include a lot of humor with his stories and life lessons. Why do you think humor is so important in solving problems and dealing with life? How do you think Fulghum uses humor in his writing and in dealing with life? What kind of person do you see Robert Fulghum as being? Why? What evidence from the stories brings you to this conclusion? How do you think Fulghum feels about his friends and family? Does he use humor in most his dealings with neighbors and family? If so, do you think this helps his dealings with his fellow man? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Who is your favorite person in the book? Why did this person appeal to you? What characteristics did you like about this person? Were there any characteristics you didn't like about this person? Why? What does this person add to the particular story that he or she is featured in? How would the story be different if this person did not exist? Would anything remain the same in the story if this person was absent? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
At the beginning of Fulghum's book, he mentions that as he gets older his credo, or list, has gotten shorter. Why do you think Fulghum spent so much time, effort, and paper keeping track of all his thoughts and personal feelings when he was younger but now feels he does not have to do that anymore? Why do you think Fulghum chose the stories he did to be included in his book? Do you think all Fulghum's stories teach different lessons, or are there some stories that reemphasize what Fulghum has already concluded? Explain your reasoning, and use examples from the book to support your answers.
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