Bud, Not Buddy Test | Final Test - Hard

Christopher Paul Curtis
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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 Bud believe is the key in winning over Mr. Calloway?

2. What is Bud's new nickname based on?

3. Which of the following band members becomes Bud's favorite because he stands up for Bud's feelings?

4. What does Mr. Calloway pick up and put in his pocket?

5. Which of the following best describes how the band members feel when they realize Bud believes Mr. Calloway is his father?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bud explain to the stranger his being alone and traveling to Grand Rapids?

2. What does Bud learn about his father and how does he feel about this information?

3. What do the band members explain to Bud about the racial make-up of the band?

4. How does feel about accepting the ride from the stranger and what does he do that will help him to feel more confident?

5. Why is Bud always suspicious of adults and what do they say to make him suspicious?

6. What does Bud realize when he wakes up the next morning?

7. How does Lefty try to lighten the mood with Bud?

8. What does Bud tell Mr. Calloway that leads him to realize that he and Bud are related and in what way are they related?

9. Why did the restaurant decide it was easier just to use the NBC initials instead of the full band name on the reservation sign?

10. When Bud goes out after waking up what happens and what does this make him sense?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How can you tell that Bud is a law-abiding citizen? Does this surprise you as the reader? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The author includes two points of view in relation to the formation of unions. Which point of view do you support? Why do you feel this way? How does Bud feel about unions? Why do you think this is the case?

Essay Topic 3

In what way does Bud consider the entire band his family even though he is not genetically related to most of them? Do you think this is a natural or unnatural process? Why do you believe that way?

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