Counting by 7s Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Holly Goldberg Sloan
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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 type of birds move into a tree by the fence at Willow's house when she is 8?

2. Where does Jairo take Willow in Chapter 24?

3. How much older is Mai than Willow?

4. How far does Roberta walk from her doctor's office in Chapter 15 to the Bakersfield Imaging Center?

5. What is the name of Willow's kindergarten teacher?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Pattie decide not to carry peacock-blue nail polish in her salon in Chapter 19?

2. How does Duke use Winkleman's areas of evaluation to describe Willow after his session with her?

3. How does Willow describe Duke?

4. What does Willow observe about Lenore Cole when she first sees her?

5. How did Jimmy and Roberta die?

6. Where does Willow find a place to sleep at the library in Chapter 26?

7. Why does Duke go to Mai's high school in Chapter 27?

8. In Chapter 8, how do students begin to treat Willow differently?

9. Why did Willow write Jairo Hernandez a note in Chapter 14?

10. Why was Duke let go from a job at an assisted-living center?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Duke has a system of categories he uses to classify the students he counsels. Discuss Duke’s system, how it evolves, and what it reveals about Duke and his motives and personality.

Essay Topic 2

In the novel, some characters are more thoroughly described than others. Who are some characters that are merely named in passing or have a minor role in the novel? What is the importance of these flat characters to the story line? In what way do these characters make the main characters more colorful or interesting? When there is conflict, what type of role do these flat characters play?

Essay Topic 3

Pattie grew up in Vietnam, and she was the daughter of a Vietnamese woman and a black U.S. soldier. How does Pattie’s background influence her decision to care for Willow and the way that she treats Willow?

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