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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 describes his neighbor's yard as looking like a combination golf course and what else?
2. What kind of pickup truck does Fulghum remember riding home in on a summer's eve?
3. In Chapter 27, Fulghum speaks of a grumpy-looking man who has come down with a full-blown case of what?
4. What color of BMW motorcycle does Fulghum claim feels like him?
5. In Chapter 23, when Fulghum finds out that his barber has left, what does Fulghum say it feels like?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Donnie in Chapter 30, and why does he knock on Fulghum's door?
2. 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?
3. In Chapter 33, what does Fulghum say is his first clue that Elias Schwartz is the new Haiho Lama?
4. Why does Fulghum tell the reader in Chapter 16 to not be mislead by the stories we hear of crookedness and corruption?
5. What does Fulghum say will happen if you put a bunch of the stuff mentioned in Chapter 34 in a jar with water?
6. In Chapter 40, what happens when V.P. Menon arrives in Delhi to seek a job in government?
7. Describe Fulghum's relationship with his neighbor Mr. Washington that is discussed in Chapter 18.
8. Describe Fulghum's ride home in an ancient pickup truck in Chapter 17.
9. What does the author do in Chapter 28 when his cuckoo clock is not working properly, and what happens to the clock?
10. Describe Larry Walters' contraption that Fulghum mentions in Chapter 38 and what he has with him as he floats over Los Angeles.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Fulghum seems to include a lot of humor with his stories and life lessons. Why do you think humor is so important in solving problems and dealing with life? How do you think Fulghum uses humor in his writing and in dealing with life? What kind of person do you see Robert Fulghum as being? Why? What evidence from the stories brings you to this conclusion? How do you think Fulghum feels about his friends and family? Does he use humor in most his dealings with neighbors and family? If so, do you think this helps his dealings with his fellow man? Why or why not?
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