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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 is Rayray doing while Ms. Johnson is talking about writing a story?
2. What's Maribel's reaction when Ms. Johnson tells her to stop looking out the window?
3. Where does Frannie sit when her grandmother sits on the couch?
4. What's for lunch on Wednesday?
5. How deep is the snow on the ground as Franni and Samantha walk home in chapter sixteen?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the conversation between Frannie and the new boy about where he might have learned to sign.
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 were the reactions of Trevor and Frannie after Ms. Johnson reads the poem about hope being a thing with feathers?
4. What does Frannie say about her mother's rule regarding sugar and what does she do to break that rule? What are the consequences?
5. What does Frannie decide to write about and what is her opening sentence?
6. What does Samantha say about believing in something as she and Frannie are walking home together in chapter sixteen?
7. What does Frannie say about the new boy hurting Trevor's feelings and what that proves?
8. Describe the conversation between Samantha and Frannie when Samantha tells Frannie about her dream.
9. What does Frannie mean when she says "Mr. Hungry is here?"
10. What does Sean explain to Frannie about the bridges and what they mean for his ability to talk to hearing girls?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the most important scene of the story? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Frannie is very worried about her mother's health and she angrily says that she's not sharing her room as a way to express her worry. Is her reaction realistic? What are some other ways Frannie expresses her concern?
Essay Topic 3
Frannie and Sean play a game in which one says a word and the other describes how that word sounds. How did this game come into being? Why is it important to both of them? Frannie says Sean is better at it than she. How can this be true considering that Sean doesn't hear sounds?
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