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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 see Bryce doing one day when Juli looks out the window?
2. What does Patsy announce about the Bakers?
3. What does Bryce feel like doing after Garrett's remark?
4. Where do the trees on the school grounds come from?
5. Why does Bryce wish he had done something different with Garrett in the library?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Juli and Chet work together?
2. What does Lynetta play on the stereo and what are the adults tempted to do?
3. Why does Bryce do for Juli as a good-will offering?
4. Describe the conversation between Juli and her father on their way home from visiting David.
5. Describe the conversation between Juli and her parents about their yard?
6. What happens when Juli, her father and David go for ice cream?
7. What is Juli forced to realize about her family?
8. What does Patsy insist upon the next morning and what does she announce?
9. How does Rick embarrass Bryce?
10. What does Juli's mother tell Juli about Patsy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Flipped, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in Flipped. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think Flipped is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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