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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jack Gantos
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ms. Maxy say Joey might do someday if he can't control himself?



2. What question does Joey ask his mother when she gets home the day he forgets his key?



3. How is Joey punished during the party in Special Education?



4. What is Mrs. Jarzab's occupation?



5. What does Joey play with after being rude to his teacher?



Short Essay Questions

1. How does Joey hurt another classmate?



2. How does Joey's mother find out about his first visit to the Special Education room?



3. What does Ed say when Joey redials his mother's phone number compulsively on his first day at the new school?



4. Who was Joey abandoned by early in his life?



5. What does Maria's father say about Joey's mother?



6. Why does Joey feel that he and his new dog were meant to be together?



7. What does Joey's mother ask of Joey when they are sitting in the car eating their fast food?



8. What does Joey wish he could be?



9. What does Joey do with his key?



10. What does Joey realize during his first break at his new school?



Essay Topics

Ms. Maxy was a minor character whose presence made a big difference in the plot. How did she accomplish this? What are some ways that her presence, however brief, altered the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if she had not been in the book at all?

Joey attends two different schools in this book. Please use citations from the text to compare these two schools, their methods, and their effects on Joey.

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book. What are some of the instances where these themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?

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