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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 is Natalie unsure about accepting the invitation?
2. Who acts awkwardly in front of Bluish?
3. Where does Bluish live?
4. Who accompanies the class on their next field trip?
5. What does Dreenie say that Tuli has?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. What is the class going to be starting in Chapter 4?
3. About what does Bluish speak to the class, what does she give them and how do they respond?
4. What does Bluish write on a sign she hangs around her neck and how does Dreenie help her with it?
5. What does Mrs. Baker tell the students about Bluish's illness?
6. Where do Tuli and Dreenie go with Bluish in Chapter 4 and how do Tuli and Dreenie act?
7. When does Dreenie arrive at school in Chapter 4 and what does she do when she gets there?
8. How is Dreenie beginning to feel at school and with whom does she have a positive connection?
9. How do some of the students feel about Bluish?
10. With whom is Dreenie going to work on her project?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bluish and Dreenie share an emotional moment with the Blue Morpho butterfly, continues the notion that beauty can come from ugliness. Just like the lowly caterpillar can undergo a dramatic transformation into a beautiful butterfly, Bluish can emerge from this dark point in her life to "take flight" like the butterfly and emerge stronger and more beautiful than she was prior to the cancer.
1. Discuss how Bluish's situation from the beginning of the book to the end could be compared to the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think that everyone can emerge from a dark situation in his or her life and emerge stronger? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
3. Unfortunately, there are some children who are abused in this world. Some of those children grow up to be kind and loving adults while some become bitter and even violent. Why do you think this is true? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
The Christmas tree itself is an amalgamation of all the major holidays, with Christmas ornaments, a Jewish menorah, and a Kwanzaa candelabra. Multiculturalism and its associated virtues of tolerance and unity are clearly values the author wishes to celebrate.
1. Why do you think it is important to have many different cultures holidays acknowledged? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
2. Why do you think tolerance of others is important in the world? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
3. What do you think humans could accomplish if instead wars humans were united across the world? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
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