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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. 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?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Doctor Pimko is introduced at the opening of the novel as a much different doctor than he is at the end of the novel. First, describe the first scenes in which Pimko is introduced to the reader. How is he treating his patients? Then, compare that to the Doctor Pimko the reader sees at the end of the novel. Choose at least two scenes that you think best exemplify Doctor Pimko's change, and describe these scenes.

Essay Topic 2

In the narration of this novel, it becomes increasingly clear to the reader that "reality" is fluid. First, explain what the narrator means by "fluid reality." Who seems to be in charge of this reality and how does this character exert control over the form? Choose at least two examples of scenes from the text that you believe best exemplify and strengthen your argument and describe those scenes in this essay.

Essay Topic 3

At various places in the novel, the prose is broken up with chunks of poetry or quotes from other published authors. First, choose at least two of these quotes from the novel and explain their significance within the story. Then, explain what is accomplished in the novel overall by including these secondary texts. Do you think the goal is accomplished?

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