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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 laws does the narrator claim demands a preface?
2. What does Uncle find the valet doing for Kneadus out in the woods, which enrages him?
3. What do the sophisticated members of the tennis audience do when they see the brawl breaking out?
4. How do the two tennis players react to seeing their ball shot into the air?
5. While she is doing her language homework, how does Zuta feel about the confrontation that happened at the dinner table earlier that night?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the narrator of the novel think about symmetry?
2. How does Mrs. Youngblood react when she realizes that Joey is in love with Zuta?
3. How does Auntie feel about the budding friendship between Valek and Kneadus?
4. Why does Joey end up in a field at the end of the novel?
5. What happens when the Marquis de Filiberthe joins the brawl at the tennis match?
6. Why does Joey alter the fruit compote he is served for dessert with the Youngblood family?
7. What does the narrator of the novel believe is the worst form of torture in the world?
8. What are Valek and Kneadus doing in the woods when Auntie and Uncle find them there?
9. What happens when Joey and Kneadus reach the edge of the city in their search for the farmhand?
10. Who starts the final brawl of the novel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the most important scenes in the novel is the emotional battle between Kneadus and Syphus. First, describe what the two boys were battling for. Who was involved in this battle? Who was left out of the fight? Then, describe the actual events of the battle. What emotions were thrown onto the table? Which boy was victorious? Finally, describe the after-effects of the battle on each of the boys in the days following the battle.
Essay Topic 2
The narrator of this novel has very strong opinions of what art is in society and how to accomplish it. First, describe the difference between what the narrator calls "art" with a lowercase a and "Art" with an uppercase A. Then, describe the narrator's opinions of the art community as a whole. Do you agree with the narrator's opinions of art? Finally, describe how the narrator's opinions of art reflect his feeling about this novel. Be sure to choose at least two scenes from the novel that you think best exemplify and strengthen your argument and describe them in this essay.
Essay Topic 3
When Joey is reverted back to the body of a teenager, he is sent to stay at an all-boys boarding school. First, describe the setting of the school. How does the school in the novel compare to traditional schools in our culture? How do the teachers treat the students? How do the students treat the teachers? In what way is the relationship between students and teachers a direct reflection of the overall emotions of the society Joey is apart of in the novel?
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