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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. Where did Roy send Dana to pick up the hidden object(s)?
2. According to Lonna, what was Beatrice busy doing when Roy came to her house?
3. What day were the new machine parts Curly ordered scheduled to arrive?
4. If anyone saw an owl at the construction site, Chuck Muckle informed Curly to insist it was a robin or a _______________.
5. What concerned Roy’s father the most about Roy’s explanation of what was going on?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is being suggested about Beatrice’s home life thus far in the novel? Why might she actually be missing from school?
2. How did Officer Delinko and Curly each react to meeting Kimberly Lou Dixon?
3. What did Roy realize on his family day trip to the Everglades?
4. How does Roy show humility in the Epilogue?
5. What was Curly’s attitude about the owls in Chapter Nineteen?
6. What did Mother Paula’s ultimately do to try and save their public image?
7. What was Roy’s plan involving his mother’s camera?
8. What very important piece of evidence did Curly find at the construction site, but he didn’t seem to realize its importance?
9. What was the latest vandalism done at the construction site in Chapter Sixteen?
10. How did Roy set Dana up to be blamed for the mischief at the construction site, and how did it backfire on Roy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
First impressions of characters are not always accurate. Describe one character in Hoot whom ended up being very different than your first impression of them. How did they surprise you? Were you happy that they turned out differently than you thought they would? Why might the author misrepresent someone at first to readers?
Essay Topic 2
Every novel has a genre, a way of categorizing it in literature. What genre is Hoot? What evidence from the book supports your choice of genre?
Essay Topic 3
There are many examples of symbolism in Hoot. Select three instances of symbolism in the novel and explain their purpose. What was being symbolized?
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