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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 happens as Stanley drives home from Camp Green Lake?
2. What does Zigzag accuse Stanley of treating Zero like?
3. What does Mr. Pendanski do to break up the fight between Zigzag and Stanley?
4. What does Stanley think after what Zero says as he is falling asleep on the mountain?
5. What does Zero say is written on the suitcase?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Stanley learn about Zero's past?
2. What happens when the attorney tries to get Stanley in the car to leave Camp Green Lake?
3. Explain how it changes Stanley's situation that Zero is digging for Stanley an hour out of every day?
4. What do Zero and Stanley talk about being at the top of the mountain?
5. Why does Stanley feel he needs to go back down the mountain, and what is making him hesitant to go?
6. What happened when Trout came back to Green Lake?
7. What encourages Stanley as he walks through the desert alone after the water truck incident?
8. After recovering on top of the mountain, what do Zero and Stanley plan to do?
9. When Kissing Kate Barlow came back to her town of Green Lake what did she find?
10. What do Zigzag and the other boys do to Stanley to bait him into a fight?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is significant about Hector Zeroni's nickname, "Zero"? Is it possible that both the Zeroni and the Yelnats families were effected by the curse?
Essay Topic 2
Speculate on the reasons that X-Ray is the head of the boys at Tent D. What characteristics does X-Ray have that put him in a position of authority? Why is X-Ray unable to congratulate Stanley and Zero when they are released from camp?
Essay Topic 3
There are many things that Stanley believes to be bad luck because of his family curse. Explain how each thing that happened to him could be looked at as a positive thing since Stanley eventually found the fortune buried by Kate Barlow.
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