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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 does Deenie think of offering Natalie?
2. Who is Tuli?
3. What does Dreenie think of Natalie's baldness?
4. What happens when Bluish gets upset that day in class?
5. What does Dreenie wonder about Tuli?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Tuli like when Dreenie and Willie meet her on the street, why might she be like that and what is one of her favorite phrases?
2. What does Dreenie tell her mother when her mother coaxes her to talk?
3. What does Dreenie's father say about Bluish?
4. Who is Dreenie's best friend, what does she do to impress people and what sent her sobbing to the bathroom?
5. What does Dreenie notice about Bluish's attendance in school?
6. What does Bluish do at school and what does she ask Dreenie? How does Dreenie mistake her question?
7. Why does Dreenie want Tuli to stay for dinner?
8. What gets Bluish upset in class according to Dreenie's journal, and how does Bluish respond? Who has to take care of her response?
9. For what does Dreenie's mother lightly chastises her?
10. Who does Dreenie describe in her journal and what is her description of that person? What nickname do the children give her and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
On the subject of unity, it is also important to note the value of the group dynamic in forging the friendship between the girls. Like a microcosm of the city itself, the girls' group assigns different roles to accomplish a common task, in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
1. How do you think group dynamics can forge bonds between individuals? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
2. Discuss several groups you have been in or seen that are unified in purpose and bonded as friends. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
3. Discuss what you think is meant by the statement the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Dreenie confidently wheels Bluish around, but also knows when to hang back and let Bluish feel in control by guiding her own wheelchair.
1. What do you think has given Dreenie the confidence she displays? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
2. Why do you think it is important for Bluish to be able to do what she can within the limits of her illness? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
3. How do you think your class would change if each student strove to the best of his or her abilities? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Dreenie doesn't want Tuli to stay for dinner, but her mom doesn't mind. Dreenie is worried about Tuli's grandmother, because Tuli is the one who cooks for the both of them. Tuli getting home late means that Tuli's grandmother will be eating late. Dreenie's mom lightly chastises Dreenie for acting too grown-up and responsible.
1. Do you think Dreenie should be worrying about Tuli's grandmother? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think Dreenie acts too responsible and grown-up? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
3. Would you rather be friends with someone who is too responsible or someone who is too irresponsible? Why? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
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