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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 Jen's uncle Colin tell her not to do when he writes her a letter, sending his best wishes?
2. Who decides to come with Jen to the hospital on the day that Wallace is going to be discharged?
3. What does Jen do when she needs to scream in order to deal with the idea of Wallace's brain tumor?
4. Randy decides that he wants to dress Jen up as a _________ for her ride and he goes to find the appropriate clothing.
5. Who decides to stay with Jen that night in order to keep her company, though he/she leaves in the morning?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Megan think about people like Wallace who get brain tumors for no apparent reason?
2. What does Jen think about the other people in the town that are very paranoid about their lives and their surroundings?
3. What does Jen do when she turns on the radio, trying to work out a new feeling she has about the tumor Wallace has?
4. What happens on the day that Wallace is discharged from the hospital after his surgery?
5. What is the most noticeable difference in Wallace when he is home and healing from his surgery?
6. What is the nightmare that Jen is having when the chapter first begins?
7. What is the embarrassing memory that Jen and Wallace share as they are talking about tumors and karma?
8. One morning, about a month after Wallace's surgery, what is the first thought in Jen's mind when she wakes up?
9. Why is Jen hurt by Kathleen's actions, even though Kathleen still doesn't want to change her plans for the night?
10. Why doesn't Randy go to see his dad when his dad is finally being released from the hospital?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Visiting a loved one in the hospital is not an easy thing, and it can bring up a lot of emotions in people.
Part 1: Why do you think families and people tend to have troubles going to hospitals?
Part 2: Do you think you would have troubles going to see a loved one after surgery?
Part 3: How do you think a family might be able to make the trip to the hospital easier? Or can't they?
Essay Topic 2
Jen points out that sometimes things which seem senseless often turn out to be good in the end.
Part 1: Do you think that things in life are ever senseless?
Part 2: Why do you think something senseless might turn out to be good?
Part 3: How do you think a person might be able to make good out of a senseless situation?
Essay Topic 3
The children in the family seem to have a lot of troubles, but they are still close and loving to each other.
Part 1: Why do you think children have a hard time relating to their siblings as they grow up?
Part 2: How did you relate to your siblings as you got older? What about when you were younger?
Part 3: Can siblings be loving, even if they pick on each other?
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