Crazy Lady! Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 religion is Vernon's family?

2. What is the thought Vernon has that makes him very determined to go forward with the street carnival?

3. How many times does Vernon say he's had the dream about Ronald?

4. How much does Steph say Vernon should be asked to pay at Milt's?

5. What is Vernon's father doing when Vernon comes downstairs in the middle of the night?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the scene in Milt's that results in Vernon's outburst.

2. Describe the argument and fight Vernon and Tony have after the fair.

3. What kinds of help do others on the block offer when word gets out that Vernon is putting on a carnival to raise money for Ronald's new shoes?

4. What does Miss Annie say Vernon should do about his dream and what is his response?

5. What does the guidance counselor suggest Vernon do in an effort to get their grades up?

6. What is the problem Vernon is struggling with regarding baseball?

7. What causes an argument between Ben and Vernon almost as soon as Vernon arrives home from cleaning Maxine's yard?

8. What is Vernon supposed to tell Maxine when Miss Annie sends him to see her in jail?

9. What are the tasks Vernon, Maxine and Ronald do to clean up Maxine's yard?

10. In chapter eight, Vernon describes seeing Ronald "change" when he becomes less fearful. What is this change and what's the result of it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe at least two scenes in which peer pressure plays a role in the actions of Vernon or his friends. Do you believe the scenes are realistic? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Who has stepped into the role of "mother" for Vernon's family after the death of their own mother? List some of her responsibilities. What is her reaction when Vernon's dad creates the schedule for everyone to take turns with the dishes? What are the reactions of the other children? Do you believe it's fair?

Essay Topic 3

What do you consider the most important theme of the story? Give at least two examples of how this theme is seen in the story and why it's important.

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