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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 Peter pour over Fudge's head?
2. How is Peter organizing his baseball cards when Mitzi shows up?
3. Who else does Fudge turn partially blue?
4. What is Bicycle Bob carrying when he comes out of his shop?
5. Who does Fudge blame for getting him stuck in the bed?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Mrs. Tubman's hat?
2. What man-overboard system does Dad implement in case someone falls off the boat?
3. What book does Mitzi show Fudge?
4. What reason does Grandma give to reassure the children that the boat won't tip over?
5. How does Sheila describe Izzy?
6. What positions do Fudge's team members take in the field?
7. What does Fudge tell Mom happened to her lotion?
8. What does Peter do when he gets into bed, the night after he visits the library and meets Izzy?
9. How do Mitzi and Fudge react when Sheila tells Mitzi to spit out the mud she licked off her fingers?
10. What starts the argument between Peter and Sheila?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Peter and Sheila are the protagonist and antagonist of the novel, but in many ways they are similar. Compare Peter and Sheila in the novel.
1) Why do Peter and Sheila fight? How do they treat each other?
2) What do Peter and Sheila want during their vacations? How do Peter and Sheila respond to disappointment?
3) How do Peter and Sheila treat Fudge?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss family in the novel.
1) What does family mean to Peter? How does he feel about his family? How do the members of his family affect each other?
2) How is Jimmy's family different from Peter's, and how do the two boys react differently to each other's families?
3) At the end of the novel, Grandma and Buzzy Senior get married. What does this marriage mean for the extended family? What does it mean to Sheila and Peter to become family?
Essay Topic 3
The novel has an episodic structure. Discuss the structure of the novel.
1) What are the episodes of the novel? How is its structure episodic? How are the different episodes in the novel tied together? What unifies them to make a story?
2) Why does the author choose an episodic structure for this book?
3) How effective is the episodic structure in conveying the author's ideas?
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