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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. What is one thing different about Natalie?

2. What does Dreenie make for all of them?

3. What does Dreenie's mother think is a poor reason for excluding Bluish as a friend?

4. What does Dreenie think of Natalie's baldness?

5. Why does Natalie think that about the kids?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Dreenie convince her mother to let her do about her father?

2. What does Tuli want to do at Dreenie's house, how does Dreenie feel about that and what does Dreenie want in a friend?

3. With whom is Dreenie spending time in Chapter 3 and why is Dreenie uncomfortable?

4. What does Bluish do at school and what does she ask Dreenie? How does Dreenie mistake her question?

5. What does Dreenie wonder about Tuli and Tuli's behavior but what is her ultimate decision about being friends with Tuli?

6. What does Dreenie tell her mother when her mother coaxes her to talk?

7. What are Dreenie's thoughts about Bluish's appearance, what does she want to do about Bluish's puppy and what does she think about the puppy coming to school?

8. Why is Dreenie fearful of Bluish?

9. What does Dreenie's mother figure out about Bluish from Dreenie's description?

10. For what does Dreenie's mother lightly chastises her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There is a cathartic, joyous moment in which the three girls, wearing Bluish's knit caps, admire themselves in the mirror. The moment is proof that beauty - in this case, Bluish learning to knit beautiful caps during her time in the hospital - can be forged out of ugliness (Bluish's illness). The author's message is that there is always a rainbow after the rain, and that good can be found in even the most unlikely of places.

1. What do you think is meant by a cathartic, joyous moment? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

2. Do you think beauty can be forged out of ugliness? Why or why not? Give at least one example other than the one in the above paragraph to illustrate your answer.

3. Discuss how good can be found even in the worse situation. Give at least one example other than the one in the above paragraph to illustrate your answer.

Essay Topic 2

The journal is an intimate, informal record that the young reader may strongly relate to, considering the young reader might also write in this manner, and might also feel many of the same things Dreenie does around those who are different.

1. Do you relate to Dreenie's journal? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

2. Do you think that the feelings Dreenie writes in her journal are ones that other children her age might feel? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

3. If you decided to keep a journal what would be your major focus as far as subject matter? Why? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Dreenie makes it clear the act of writing a journal is not about getting a grade at school, but just about wanting to write about Bluish. Dreenie admires Bluish's puppy and choice of hats.

1. What do you think the value of keeping a journal might be. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

2. Dreenie admires Bluish's hats and her puppy. How do you think this admiration could help Dreenie to become friends with Bluish? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

3. Why do you think Bluish is allowed to bring her puppy to class? Do you think she should be allowed to do that? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

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