Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following adjectives best describes the schoolgirl?
2. Where does Joey think he is going in life?
3. What physical change does Joey feel in his body as he is speaking with Dr. Pimko?
4. Which of the following body parts is not one Momsen attacked on Filibur's wife?
5. What sound signifies the end of class at Joey's school?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Kneadus burst into the Youngblood family home soon after Joey moves in with the family?
2. At the opening of the novel, how does Joey feel when he first wakes from sleep?
3. What happens when Joey and Kneadus reach the edge of the city in their search for the farmhand?
4. How do the students in Joey's classroom treat their teachers?
5. How does Zuta react when Kopyrda sneaks through her bedroom window?
6. How does Zuta react when Joey enters her room unannounced?
7. What happens when the Marquis de Filiberthe joins the brawl at the tennis match?
8. How do Joey and Kneadus fare while searching for the farmhand in the city?
9. How does Joey react to hearing Zuta speak on the telephone with her friends?
10. How does Aunt Hurlecka come to Joey's rescue while he is on the outskirts of town?
Throughout the novel, Joey struggles with issues of his own self maturity. First, describe what Joey's maturity level was like at the opening of the novel and compare that to his maturity level at the end of the novel. Then, choose at least two scenes in the novel that you believe showcase Joey's journey toward maturity. Describe these scenes, and explain how they exemplify Joey's journey.
When Joey arrives at the school, his schoolmates quickly divide up into two gangs, the lads and the guys. First, explain how the division among the boys came about in the schoolyard. Who is declared the leader of each of the gangs? What characteristics define the boys who are lads and boys who are guys? In what way does the schoolyard division reflect the social divide that is taking place in the town Joey lives in? Be sure to cite examples from the text to strengthen your argument.
When Joey is alone with Zuta he has a difficult time communicating with her. Choose at least two scenes in which Joey finds himself unable to physically communicate with Zuta. How does Joey unleash the frustration he feels at his ineptitude? Then, explain how each of these scenes highlights the different levels of maturity and character growth in Joey and Zuta.
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