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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. How much money does Vernon discover they've made for Ronald?
2. How many kids are in Vernon's family?
3. Where was Vernon born?
4. What is the show the three men put on during the carnival?
5. What is Vernon's mother's name?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Maxine say she and Ronald have mismatched gloves?
2. Describe the scene in which the "Pointer Sisters" perform?
3. What does Miss Annie say is the main difference between Maxine and people such as Vernon and Miss Annie?
4. What causes an argument between Ben and Vernon almost as soon as Vernon arrives home from cleaning Maxine's yard?
5. What are three of the facts Maxine tells Vernon about Ronald while he's helping her do chores?
6. What does Vernon say about his father's efforts to take over the role of his mother?
7. What are the kids saying about Vernon spending time at Miss Annie's in chapter eight?
8. What is Vernon supposed to tell Maxine when Miss Annie sends him to see her in jail?
9. Why is Vernon particularly worried about being held back?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who is Maxine? What is her role in the story? How does she impact Vernon's life? How does Vernon impact hers?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Describe Vernon as the story opens. How does he change over the course of the story? Why does he change?
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