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 receive in the science contest?

2. What are they feeding the animal?

3. How old is Bryce Loski when he moves into a new neighborhood?

4. What does the teacher tell Juli not to expect concerning the eggs?

5. Why does the dog have to stay outside?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Bryce's grandfather point out about Juli in the newspaper?

2. How does Bryce hurt Juli's feelings terribly?

3. About what do Grandpa and Bryce talk concerning Juli?

4. How does Bryce finally reestablish communication with Juli?

5. How does Bryce feel when Juli arrives at his house with some eggs for the family?

6. How does Juli end up selling eggs, and why does she give eggs to Mrs. Loski?

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

8. What happens when Juli sees Bryce with Shelly Stalls?

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

10. How does Juli "befriend" the old sycamore tree?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Flipped belongs to the teen novel genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the teen novel genre.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

3. What do you think is the difference between a teen novel and a historical novel mystery?

Essay Topic 2

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Flipped and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Flipped is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Bryce's father (in the situation with the eggs) is trying to get Bryce to be direct but he's taking the wrong approach by ridiculing him. Rick is advising his son to communicate but he has very poor communication skills himself. Discuss the following:

1. What is irony?

2. How do you think the situation of Bryce's father in this instance is ironic?

3. Discuss several other ironic situations in Flipped. Give examples to illustrate your ideas.

4. Why do you think irony is often included in a work of fiction?

5. People often confuse irony with sarcasm. What do you think is the difference between irony and sarcasm? Which is more sophisticated?

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