Define "Normal" 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 has Jazz done to her new Levis that upsets Mrs. Luther?

2. What school does Jazz hope to attend?

3. How did Jazz's friend commit suicide?

4. Michael is sent by himself to buy food. Where does Antonia's mother send him?

5. Antonia is surprised when Jazz declares that she does not do this habit. What habit does Jazz declare is "crazy"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Antonia continue to counsel Jazz even after she has told Dr. DiLeo for the second time that she cannot do it?

2. What happens when Antonia puts on Jazz's black lipstick?

3. Why does Antonia tell Mrs. Luther that there is no one for her to call?

4. Why does Jazz suggest that Shelly committed suicide?

5. Why does Antonia not want Mrs. Luther to drive her home?

6. How does Jazz feel about her sister, Janey?

7. What does Antonia cite as her biggest regret, and how does disclosing that affect the story?

8. Why was Antonia embarrassed to hand her math homework in to Mrs. Bartoli?

9. What is Jazz's problem with Mrs. Bartoli?

10. What is the significance of the Christmas picture that Antonia looks at in her mother's bedroom?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The title is an important element of any book. Write an essay that explains the significance of the title, Define Normal. Give three examples from the book that show why this title is a good choice for the message of the book.

Essay Topic 2

Telling the truth versus telling lies is a theme that comes up over and over in the book. Give three examples from the text where a character does not tell the whole truth. Take each of these examples and illustrate the impact that the lie has on the person telling it.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Antonia's relationship with her father and why she would rather lie about the real relationship than tell the truth. What impact does Antonia's relationship - or lack of relationship - have on her life?

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