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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why do Ralph and Flick get nervous when they look at cash?
2. Why do young kids go to Pulaski's store?
3. When did Ralph start thinking about the candy store?
4. One year, Lud Kissel produced:
5. What made Ralph think about Mr. Kissel while he was in New York?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What makes the book have a community feel about it that can be related to by a great number of people, regardless of whether they grew up during the Great Depression or in the Midwest?
Essay Topic 2
What perceptions did you have about the Midwest before reading this book? Have any of those perceptions been changed? What makes the Midwest different from other parts of the country? What makes it the same? Why was the Midwest the setting for the book? How did it help develop the stories Ralph told?
Essay Topic 3
Ralph was clearly fascinated by the Little Orphan Annie Secret Circle Club. Explain why he was so determined to be part of the membership club. Why did he feel such a need for membership? What did he learn about commercialism and real life from the secret club? Why was it a lesson he kept with him into his adulthood?
This section contains 318 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)