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Terry Spencer Hesser
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a literary device in which an author indistinctly suggests certain plot developments that might come later in the story?
(a) Simile.
(b) Metaphor.
(c) Oxymoron.
(d) Foreshadowing.

2. The captain of the volleyball team screams at Tara for what in Chapter 3?
(a) Tearing the net down.
(b) Walking off the court during play.
(c) Missing a ball.
(d) Serving the ball.

3. In Chapter 4, Tara invents excuses why she cannot walk with people, while she devotes all her attention to doing what?
(a) Counting the birds flying by.
(b) Counting the cars driving by.
(c) Counting the cracks in the sidewalk.
(d) Counting people with black shoes.

4. In Chapter 2, Tara awakes from a nightmare in which what is coming through her neighborhood?
(a) An elephant.
(b) A monster.
(c) A zebra.
(d) A whale.

5. How old is Donna when Tara meets her in Chapter 11?
(a) 13.
(b) 9.
(c) 11.
(d) 15.

6. When Tara and her friends share their fears in Chapter 3, Keesha says that she is afraid of whom?
(a) Her own thoughts.
(b) Clowns.
(c) Dracula.
(d) Freddy Kreuger.

7. Tara's parents send her to a psychiatrist who is very what, in Chapter 8?
(a) Mysterious.
(b) Nurturing.
(c) Thin.
(d) Untidy.

8. Who approaches Tara angry because they don't hang out anymore in Chapter 12?
(a) Anna.
(b) Keesha.
(c) Kristin.
(d) Greta.

9. What part of the narrative of literature or drama takes place when the basic internal conflict is complicated by the introduction of related secondary conflicts?
(a) Denouement.
(b) Exposition.
(c) Climax.
(d) Rising action.

10. What school does Donna attend in Chapter 11?
(a) St. Mark's Academy.
(b) Academy of St. Paul.
(c) St. Francis School.
(d) St. Christopher Center for Learning.

11. Who believes that Tara's condition is just a passing stage in Chapter 6?
(a) Tara's father.
(b) Tara's mother.
(c) Sam.
(d) Greta.

12. What refers to the part of narrative where the main part happens or the most dramatic part?
(a) Denouement.
(b) Climax.
(c) Exposition.
(d) Rising action.

13. What does Tara's mother do because of Tara's behavior at the carnival in Chapter 10?
(a) Shakes Tara.
(b) Slaps Tara's father.
(c) Strangles Tara.
(d) Punches Tara's father.

14. When Tara's father takes her to work with him, Tara is happy with the routine they get into of eating where in Chapter 8?
(a) Popalopagus' Gyro Shack.
(b) Cavaccio's Beef Stand.
(c) Burrito Gigante.
(d) Captain Smitty's Seafood Dock.

15. When Tara and her friends share their fears in Chapter 3, Tara says that she is afraid of what?
(a) Dracula.
(b) Her own thoughts.
(c) Clowns.
(d) Freddy Kreuger.

Short Answer Questions

1. What name does Keesha call Tara in Chapter 5?

2. In Chapter 8, Tara's father spends more and more time and energy transforming the American Legion into "a community center filled with life, laughter and piles of" what?

3. Who asks Tara whether she has ever stolen anything in Chapter 12?

4. What school friend of Tara's is described as a jock?

5. Tara says that she doesn't tell her mother that she worries all the time, but by what month does school begin getting harder for her in Chapter 3?

(see the answer keys)

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