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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. Who is Jimmy?
2. What does Ronald kick when Vernon and Maxine are arguing?
3. What does Bobby's mom make as a treat for the boys while they're watching television?
4. What is it Vernon's dad says he wants Vernon to teach him?
5. According to Jerry, which of the following is one of the questions the caller asked?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Vernon thinking when Steph arrives home that night?
2. Describe the letter Vernon writes to Miss Marlow.
3. What does Maxine say was her first impression of the city when she arrived from Carolina?
4. How does Jerry's dad become acquainted with Miss Marlow?
5. What does Ben's mention of the library make Vernon remember and why does it make him change his mind about letting Ben and Sandra read his book?
6. What are three of the things Maxine says when she interrupts the mass?
7. What happens when Ben and Mitchell show up where Ronald and Vernon are sitting?
8. What is on television that prompts the argument between Vernon and Maxine in chapter 20 and what does Maxine say about it that makes Vernon mad?
9. What does the man at the clothing store say about Ronald?
10. What is the conversation between Vernon and Maxine when Vernon tells her about the situation in front of the lady's house with all the junk in the yard?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who is Miss Marlow? Ms. Pappas? Mr. Gilberti? Mr Murphy? What are the roles each play in the lives of Vernon and Ronald?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Describe Ronald. What does Vernon think of Ronald as the story opens? How does his opinion of Ronald change? Why does his opinion change?
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