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 does the front of the box in the car say?

3. What do Kim and Scott start doing immediately when Bud wakes up and they are introduced?

4. What makes it difficult for Bud to talk with Mr. Calloway?

5. Why is Bud worried about riding back from the music gig?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Mr. Calloway say to Bud under his breath?

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

4. How does Bud feel when he finds out he will be staying with the band for more than one night and what does this cause him to wonder?

5. Why does the band take Bud to the Sweet Pea Restaurant and what does he have to do in return?

6. What does Eddie request of Bud and why does he say he needs to make this request?

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

8. What can the reader learn about Bud and his feelings about the band and how can the reader tell this information?

9. What does the stranger do to soften up Bud and make him realize he wants him to help him?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what ways is the character of Bud brave? Provide at least two examples directly form the text showing Bud's bravery. Do you believe you could have been as brave as Bud was? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

How do the rocks help to bring Bud and Mr. Calloway together? Why do you think Mr. Calloway continually doubts Bud's intentions? Do you think his reasons are justified? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Do you think it is understandable that Bud has distrust of adults? In what way is Bud lucky even though he is often distrustful of adults? Why do you think this is the case?

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