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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. Who accompanies the class on their next field trip?
2. On what will the class project be done?
3. What do Bluish and Dreenie sort through?
4. Who is Granmom Gilla?
5. What does Bluish volunteer to do in the group?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Dreena write about her time at Bluish's house with Tuli and Willie?
2. What does Mrs. Baker tell the students about why they are lucky and what does she say about the way the students are with Bluish?
3. Where do Tuli and Dreenie go with Bluish in Chapter 4 and how do Tuli and Dreenie act?
4. Where does Dreenie invite Bluish and what does Bluish say about the invitation?
5. What does Mrs. Baker tell the students about Bluish's illness?
6. What does Dreenie's project group decide upon as their topic and who writes up their agreement and why?
7. When does Dreenie arrive at school in Chapter 4 and what does she do when she gets there?
8. What does Dreenie tell Mrs. Baker she wants to know after Bluish leaves for an appointment and why do she and the other students want this information
9. Who decorated the Christmas tree in the classroom, what does Dreenie think of it and what has been added to the tree besides Christmas decorations?
10. What is the class going to be starting in Chapter 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
By introducing a gamut of reactions among the students to Bluish - from fear to pity to confusion to anger - the author is indicating that all of these feelings are normal, and that no one should be ashamed to feel what they are feeling around someone who is different like Bluish.
1. What do you think someone might fear around a child like Bluish? Discuss the physical, mental and emotional types of fear. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think pity is beneficial for someone like Bluish? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
3. What do you think is the difference between pity and compassion? How might one respond to a person differently if he or she felt compassion instead of pity? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Willie is somewhat of a prodigy, and impresses teachers with her intelligence. Dreenie, by contrast, is "normal", and she is envious of the attention her sister gets and worried that she is a "dumbbell".
1. What do you think might be the difficulties a prodigy would face in life? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
2. If you are smarter than most people do you think it would be difficult not to feel superior to them? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
3. Do you think Dreenie's envy of her sister getting so much attention is a normal reaction? How do you think Dreenie might be able to overcome that envy? 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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