All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Test | Final 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. In Chapter 23, when Fulghum finds out that his barber has left, what does Fulghum say it feels like?

2. What is the name of the tavern that Fulghum talks about visiting in Chapter 35?

3. In Chapter 29, Fulghum mentions his neighbors across the street who really have it together. What does he say the couple eats or "scarfs"?

4. What color of Mercedes does Fulghum claim feels like him?

5. When Fulghum talks about the people that are always prepared and organized in Chapter 20, what object does he say these people have that work and they actually know where they are?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Chapter 28, why does Robert Fulghum buy a cuckoo clock?

3. In Chapter 31, what does Fulghum state he'll do on some December night when he is very rich?

4. Describe Larry Walters' contraption that Fulghum mentions in Chapter 38 and what he has with him as he floats over Los Angeles.

5. What happened in Chapter 24 when Fulghum tries to organize a game of giants, wizards, and dwarfs?

6. In Chapter 27, what does the man with scrooge-itis say about receiving gifts?

7. Describe Fulghum's relationship with his neighbor Mr. Washington that is discussed in Chapter 18.

8. In Chapter 29, what does the couple that lives across the street from the author buy to ride on, and how does the couple ride it?

9. 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?

10. Why does Fulghum tell the reader in Chapter 16 to not be mislead by the stories we hear of crookedness and corruption?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Even though Fulghum jumps from story to story and doesn't really go in any type of chronological order, does the book still seem to flow when you read it? Why or why not? After reading only short stories about so many different times, places, and individuals, was there enough to interest you as a reader and keep you wanting more as you read the book? If so, how does Fulghum create this in his writing? If not, why were you not interested or involved with the book and people? Why do you think Robert Fulghum wrote the book the way he did with short stories and short chapters? Explain your reasoning.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 31, what does Fulghum say is the perfect cure for feeling depressed and down about yourself? Why does he feel this solution will help? How does this solution help him? How do you feel about this solution, and do you think it would help you if you were feeling down? Why or why not? Do you think Beethoven was able to defy his deafness by creating such wonderful compositions? How do you think he was able to overcome his developing weakness? Do you think Beethoven thought of how inspirational his works would be to others? Why or why not?

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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