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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 states that he has heightened respect for what goes on in the nooks and crannies of our rooms and claims that it isn't dirt that is located there, it's what?
2. What did the man in Chapter 16 claim was the biggest irony of all during his theory testing?
3. At what age was Beethoven completely deaf?
4. Einstein is quoted as saying that something is more important than information. What did Einstein say was more important than information?
5. What part in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony does Fulghum want to play?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. How does Fulghum explain how the people of imagination mentioned in Chapter 37 stand on one another's shoulders?
3. Describe how Fulghum listens to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
4. What does Fulghum say will happen if you put a bunch of the stuff mentioned in Chapter 34 in a jar with water?
5. Who is Donnie in Chapter 30, and why does he knock on Fulghum's door?
6. What does the author do in Chapter 28 when his cuckoo clock is not working properly, and what happens to the clock?
7. In Chapter 28, why does Robert Fulghum buy a cuckoo clock?
8. In Chapter 19, when Mr. Washington comes over to Fulghum's home and starts spraying the dandelions, what kind of discussion does this spark?
9. What kind of fantasy does Fulghum speak about in Chapter 20, and what does it involve?
10. In Chapter 40, what happens when V.P. Menon arrives in Delhi to seek a job in government?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Fulghum mentions games in his book such as hide-and-seek and giants, wizards, and dwarfs. How does Fulghum relate these games to life lessons? What game does Fulghum mention he likes better than hide-and-seek, and why does he say he likes it better? Why does Fulghum want the kid who is hiding really well to get found? What does this phrase "get found" mean to Fulghum? What did the little girl wanting to be a mermaid change about Fulghum's outlook on his game and on life?
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