Crazy Weekend: A Novel 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. Why are Julio and the boys scared when the phone rings?

2. The other robber is named _________________.

3. What does Mando say is the source of distraction from his schoolwork?

4. Which of the following is NOT one of the assaults on Julio's car?

5. The nickname of the robber in #34 is ________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Uncle Julio tell Hector and Mando to let them know he has been too hard on them?

2. Who is Mr. Inouye and why does Julio take the boys to meet him?

3. What plan do Freddie and Huey formulate to get out of their current situation?

4. Who is Vicky and why does she spend some time with Hector and Mando?

5. What is the significance of including the Japanese Americans into the story?

6. What does talking with Victor seem to be doing to Hector and Mando regarding their innocence?

7. What does the author reveal about the unfortunate home lives of Hector, Mando and Julio?

8. What news report do Julio and the boys hear on the car radio and what is their connection to it?

9. What does the Denny's restaurant signify to Hector and Mando regarding their loss of innocence?

10. What job does Uncle Julio take Hector and Mando along to see?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are several events of foreshadowing in CRAZY WEEKEND. Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 2

What is the greatest lesson Hector learns in the book? Is it true that important lessons are also painful ones? What impact did Uncle Julio have on Dencey's life? What would Dencey consider to be her best decision?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of integrity. Identify at least two instances about integrity in the book and then cite examples to support your answer.

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