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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 Mrs. Simmons pass out in second period?
2. Who joins Juli on the second day of her cleaning project?
3. What does Bryce do for Julie?
4. What surprises Juli about Lynetta?
5. Upon what does Patsy insist the next morning?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where is Juli's father going on an early Sunday morning and what does Juli decide to do?
2. What is the family's response to Patsy's announcement?
3. What happens in the library at school one day?
4. How does Juli now feel about Bryce?
5. About what do Rick and Lynetta fight, and what happens?
6. What is the Booster Club auction and how are the boys chosen?
7. How does Rick embarrass Bryce?
8. How do Juli and Chet work together?
9. Why does Bryce do for Juli as a good-will offering?
10. Why does Bryce confess to his mother about the eggs, and what is her response?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in Flipped. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of courage in Flipped. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of peer pressure in Flipped. Who sometimes does things because of peer pressure? Who is able to generally disregard peer pressure and do the right thing? Is peer pressure always a negative thing? Why or why not? Use examples from the to illustrate your ideas.
Essay Topic 3
There are a number of interesting questions raised by Flipped. Questions that Van Draanen most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:
1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?
2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Van Draanen' agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Van Draanen's probable agenda concerning that idea.
2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?
3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?
4. Research the life of Van Draanen and see if/where his life may have influenced her writing.
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