Flipped Test | 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. What does Juli say she learned from Chet?

2. Who gives Juli a ride to school sometimes?

3. What grade does Bryce enter in his new place?

4. Why is Bryce called to the principal's office?

5. Why is Bryce annoyed with Juli?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Juli think is neighborly to do and why does she want to help Bryce?

2. Why does Juli take her chicken eggs to school and what does she do with them after they hatch?

3. What happens the day Bryce starts second grade?

4. When and why does Juli get involved raising chickens?

5. How does Juli again rescue Bryce in the sixth grade?

6. Where do the kids wait for the bus and what does Juli do one day for Bryce while waiting for the bus?

7. How does Bryce finally reestablish communication with Juli?

8. How does Bryce learn about the condition of Juli's backyard?

9. What happens that Juli gets embarrassed in front of Bryce one day?

10. What does Bryce observe Juli doing and what does he want to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Wendelin Van Draanen.

2. What in Van Draanen's background may have helped her in writing Flipped? What may have influenced the way she depicts various characters and scenes?

3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Flipped. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Van Draanen chooses the symbols she does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Van Draanen chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Van Draanen's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc...), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Van Draanen use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

Essay Topic 3

Juli starts to bring eggs over to the Loski household partly in gratitude for Mrs. Loski's help and because of her attraction to Bryce Loski. Bryce and Garrett peek over the fence into the Loski's back yard and Bryce throws out Juli's eggs from then on because the back yard is so dirty. Discuss the following:

1. Should Bryce and Garrett have climbed the fence to look for a rooster rather than just asking Juli? Do you think this invades the Baker's privacy?

2. If the Bakers are presented throughout the book as the more psychologically healthy family, so you think having a filthy back yard would be at odds with a family that seems pretty highly functional? Why do you think the family allow their yard to become so bad?

3. What do you think Bryce should have done about the eggs at the very beginning? Were his motives good in not telling Juli they were afraid to eat the eggs? How could Bryce have not continued to accept the eggs and yet also not hurt Juli's feelings?

4. How would you have handled the situation with the eggs?

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