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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In the beginning of Chapter 35, Fulghum states that he doesn't kill what?
2. What does Fulghum say is his solace from depression?
3. In Chapter 34, Fulghum claims that the majority of stuff comes from two sources. What are these sources he is speaking of?
4. What was Menon's last conscious act?
5. How old were the two cousins that Fulghum remembers riding home with in the back of a pickup truck?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
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
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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