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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the band that plays in the tavern that Fulghum talks about in Chapter 35?

2. What is the name of Fulghum's uncle who drives the old pickup truck in Chapter 17?

3. What color of BMW motorcycle does Fulghum claim feels like him?

4. What city did the man test the theory that no one can be trusted in Chapter 16?

5. What kind of fantasy does Fulghum have that he talks about in Chapter 20?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

How do you think Fulghum's interactions with children in his stories help emphasize the idea behind the book? How does Fulghum capture the innocence and honesty of children in his stories? Even in their worst form (when the boys are trying to kill all the moths) how does Fulghum still make the children he writes about endearing? Do you think Fulghum truly feels this way about children? Why or why not? Use specific examples from the book to support your answers.

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