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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. To what did Mrs. Zajac compare her Irish ancestors' immigration?
(a) To the gold rush in California.
(b) To the Jews entering Israel.
(c) To the Puerto Rican immigration.
(d) To German immigration.
2. What suggestion did Al give the teachers at Kelly School during their staff meeting in March?
(a) "If you want better students, be better disciplinarians."
(b) "If you are not teaching, get with it."
(c) "If you do not want to be a teacher, find something else to do."
(d) "If you are not happy, think about leaving."
3. What did Mrs. Zajac dream about the weekend after Clarence left her class?
(a) Clarence was her boss.
(b) Clarence died.
(c) Clarence was in her class again.
(d) Clarence tried to teach the class.
4. Who were the "three Claudes" Mrs. Zajac identified as being part of Claude's personality?
(a) The overweight, the problematic, and the ignorant Claudes.
(b) The absent-minded, the arrogant, and the sassy Claudes.
(c) The absent-minded, the sad and lonely, and the maddening Claudes.
(d) The foolish, the ignorant, and the meddling Claudes.
5. What question did Mrs. Zajac begin asking herself in March?
(a) "Is this year ever going to be over?"
(b) "Am I burned out?"
(c) "What happened to Miss Hunt?"
(d) "Where are we going for summer vacation?"
Short Answer Questions
1. Who was Jim Padden?
2. Who was missing from Clarence's core evaluation meeting?
3. What was the best part of the trip to Puerto Rico for Mrs. Zajac?
4. What did Mrs. Zajac often mutter to herself in her classroom?
5. How did Kelly School children score on the standardized tests whose results arrived that year?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Kelly Schools fare on the standardized tees the sixth grade took? How did Principal Laudato respond to this news? How did Mrs. Zajac respond?
2. How did Mrs. Zajac think the students in her class would react to Clarence's departure from their class? How did they actually respond to Clarence not being in the classroom?
3. What did Mrs. Zajac and her family do over spring break? Who organized the experience? Why did Mrs. Zajac decide to spend her spring break this way?
4. What did Mrs. Zajac begin to realize about continuing to keep Clarence in her class? What were her options?
5. How did Mrs. Zajac differ outside of her class from inside her classroom?
6. What did Mrs. Zajac dream about the night before her first day in class without Clarence? How does she feel as the week begins and Clarence is not there?
7. What kinds of behavior did Robert exhibit that concerned Mrs. Zajac? What did she want Robert's mother to do? Did Robert's mother follow through with this suggestion?
8. Who were the four students Mrs. Zajac thought would probably fail the sixth grade standardized tests the following year and why? How did she think her other students would perform on the test?
9. How did some of the teachers at Kelly School speak about the Puerto Rican students at Kelly School? Why did they respond this way to them?
10. Where did Mrs. Zajac take her class on a field trip? Why did she choose this place for the children to see? Why was this trip especially important to Judith and Arabella?
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