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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 does Frannie say she'd do if Maribel fell?
2. What had been Samantha's reaction when Frannie showed her the pock scars on her hand?
3. How deep is the snow on the ground as Franni and Samantha walk home in chapter sixteen?
4. What is the first thing Sean says to his mother when he gets home from school?
5. What is it that Frannie says Casper the Friendly Ghost is always trying to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the conversation that takes place after Sean arrives home from school.
2. What does Frannie think she might do on the Saturday she's planning to go to the rec center, and why does she hope Samantha might go with her?
3. What does the new boy say about Trevor's need to be mean to others. What does Trevor do in chapter eighteen that's mean to Frannie and what is the reaction?
4. Describe what had happened when Frannie was at Samantha's for dinner and asked for chicken.
5. What does Frannie decide to write about and what is her opening sentence?
6. What is Frannie's response when Samantha asks why Frannie helped Trevor up?
7. What were the reactions of Trevor and Frannie after Ms. Johnson reads the poem about hope being a thing with feathers?
8. Describe the conversation between Frannie and the new boy about where he might have learned to sign.
9. What are some of the things Frannie writes on her paper as part of her assignment in chapter eighteen?
10. What does Frannie say about the new boy hurting Trevor's feelings and what that proves?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What does Samantha come to believe about the new boy? Why does she believe this? What is the effect on Samantha when she realizes he isn't what she'd hoped for? What does Frannie say about Samantha's reaction?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the various members of Frannie's family, including her parents and grandmother. Which family member is she closest to? Why? What is her relationship with the other members of the family?
Essay Topic 3
Who is Samantha? What is her relationship to Frannie? Who is Maribel? What is her relationship to Frannie? Compare Samantha and Maribel. Which character is most likable? Why?
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