Belle Prater's Boy Test | Final Test - Hard

Ruth White
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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. Why does Woodrow come to get Gypsy at her window at night in Chapter 21?

2. Porter tells Gypsy that _______________ needs to come.

3. What did the employees at the hardware store buy for Benny?

4. What does Buzz want Woodrow to talk about in the classroom?

5. At the wienie roast, Buzz tells a story about a woman who found a _______________ in a can of tomatoes.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Woodrow's use of mind control help him get back at Mrs. Cooper for her mean-spirited attacks on him?

2. What does Blind Benny tell Gypsy about her father that he hopes will comfort her?

3. What do Gypsy's hair and her mirror symbolize for her?

4. How does Porter try to help Gypsy to be who she is inside instead of being only the beautiful girl on the outside?

5. What explanation does Woodrow give for what has happened to Belle?

6. Explain how Woodrow will soon have a chance to show his outer beauty just as Gypsy is getting the chance to exhibit her internal beauty.

7. Describe Woodrow's behavior at the wienie roast and how it reinforces his character.

8. What is the significance of the argument between Gypsy and Woodrow in terms of how they know what is especially painful for each other?

9. Describe the argument Woodrow and Gypsy have about pretty people getting away with more.

10. What is the significance of Porter's support of the piano recital for Gypsy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Love. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were her dreams and fears? What was most valuable to her in her world?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 3

There are several events of foreshadowing in "Belle Prater's Boy". Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.

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