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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. Fulghum tells the reader that goats are really cheap in San Saba and you can buy one for about how much?

2. When Fulghum is talking about yelling at objects, he claims that even doing this doesn't help.

3. When Fulghum sees his neighbor lady coming out her front door, what kind of mode does she say she is in?

4. In Chapter 9, what is the other group that Fulghum mentions, besides merchants, that he counts on?

5. In the Solomon Islands, the villagers practice a unique form of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were some of the reasons that Fulghum gives for visiting the town of San Saba?

2. What happened after Fulghum's washer died on him in the middle of a load of laundry?

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

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

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

6. Describe Fulghum's Crayola bomb idea.

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

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?

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