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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 says that the neighbor lady thinks the spider is as big as what?
2. When Fulghum speaks of the gummy lump, he states that there are three colors of construction paper that are used: pink, red, and what?
3. What does Fulghum claim his next-door neighbor yelled at for most of an afternoon?
4. How many years was Charles Boyer married to his wife?
5. Where does Fulghum claim wisdom is found?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are some things that Fulghum enjoys about doing laundry?
2. What was the name of Charles Boyer's wife? What happened to her?
3. How does Fulghum's lawyer friend whom he mentions in Chapter 12 travel?
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. What things does Fulghum mention that an abacus is good for?
7. What does the lady in Chapter 7 do after she runs into the spider web on her porch?
8. What are some things that Fulghum says he yells at?
9. In the Solomon Islands what is some villagers' special way of logging?
10. Who is Charles Boyer? Why does Fulghum mention his story?
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
Throughout the book, Robert Fulghum talks about his wife and a little bit about their relationship. Describe Robert Fulghum and his wife's relationship. Would you consider Fulghum and his wife's relationships a good one? Why or why not? How does Fulghum feel about his wife? How do you think Fulghum's wife feels about him? Why? What kind of dynamic does this bring to Fulghum's stories? Explain your answers.
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 42 Fulghum talks about the zoo and how animals in the zoo "do what they do and are what they are" and don't ask questions. Which of Fulghum's stories relate to the human want and need to question? Which person or people have questions or "rattles the bars" of his or her cage? Why do you think it is human nature to question and wonder why? What kind of topics does Fulghum write about that would naturally bring up questions and wonderment? Explain your answers, and use specific examples from the book to support your answers.
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