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. Fulghum states that laundry detergent is called something in a box. What is that something?

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

3. In its larval form, what does the Cassida Rubignosa beetle carry on it's back?

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. Charles Boyer sat by his wife's bedside to provide her with hope and cheer day and night for how long?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 33, what does Fulghum say is his first clue that Elias Schwartz is the new Haiho Lama?

2. How many places does Fulghum rank for their chicken fried steak, and who receives the most stars and why?

3. At the end of Chapter 48, what does Fulghum's grandfather say he blesses God each day for?

4. Who is Donnie in Chapter 30, and why does he knock on Fulghum's door?

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

6. Why does Fulghum not agree with the thought that Russians are rotten and immoral?

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

8. In the Solomon Islands what is some villagers' special way of logging?

9. What was the name of Charles Boyer's wife? What happened to her?

10. In Chapter 36, what happens when Fulghum stops to help a couple that has a dead car battery and he and the stranded man try to find the battery?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

This book is a collection of some of Robert Fulghum's essays and stories as told from his perspective. How do you think Fulghum's perspective on some of these stories affected the way it was told or even affected the outcome of the story? How would some of the stories be different if they were told through another person's perspective? Explain your answers, and use evidence from the book to support those answers.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the book, we see evidence of the theme of simplicity. Fulghum tries to explain during his stories how we should do as children do or take the simplest measures to reach joy or accomplishment. What are some ideas that Fulghum has about keeping life simple and enjoying the simple things? What story or stories did you find these ideas in? How do you think the title of the book, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten," applies to Fulghum's conclusions in his stories? Explain your answers, and use ideas from the book to support your answers.

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