What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Eddie do after Johnny Mack's house purchase is completed?

2. What does Gerry do about the information?

3. What do Eddie and Ava decide when they meet?

4. Of what is Eddie pretty certain about the robberies?

5. Where does Ava go when she wakes up?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The summer has reached its climax for the main characters. The author has positioned each of the characters in the way of tremendous conflict so that each may know what matters most to them, and what they are prepared to do when threat emerges.

1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. What do you think Joyce should do about Imani? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. Why do you think Ava would run when Eddie asks her to marry? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

After all the lessons and social commentary throughout the book, the author finishes with the most hopeful one of all: the fact that there are possibilities for new beginnings.

1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Describe a new beginning you or someone you know has had. Show how it might relate to the characters in this book.

3. Why do you think beginning a new path in life takes courage? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

The author's use of time shifts is an effective technique that allows her to share Ava's thoughts without the benefit of dialogue with another character.

1. Why do you think using flashbacks is an effective technique to tell about Ava? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Chose one scene in the book that is a flashback and rewrite it as a dialogue between Ava and another person to convey the same information. Which method did you like better?

3. Write a brief summary of what you learned about Ava via the flashbacks. Include not just facts but her emotions and thoughts.

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