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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Tara's last name in the novel?
(a) DeLuca.
(b) Jacobson.
(c) Krueger.
(d) Sullivan.

2. Who offers to beat up Tara's parents for her in Chapter 6?
(a) Keesha.
(b) Sister Margaret.
(c) Greta.
(d) Kristin.

3. What does Emily interrupt Tara from doing compulsively in Chapter 1?
(a) Washing her hands.
(b) Counting.
(c) Arranging the food.
(d) Arranging the dishes.

4. What means abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a loss of contact with reality?
(a) Depressive behavior.
(b) Shyness.
(c) Psychosis.
(d) Compulsive behavior.

5. When a girl makes fun of her after the school year starts, who knocks the girl down in Chapter 7?
(a) Wendy.
(b) Keesha.
(c) Anna.
(d) Greta.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 8, Tara says that her parents "release their anxiety by fighting about money, movies, friends" and what?

2. Who does Tara go and sleep with when her parents are home late in Chapter 8?

3. Tara fears that her parents will do what in Chapter 6?

4. Tara is afraid of the germs where in Chapter 3?

5. What refers to the part of narrative where the main part happens or the most dramatic part?

Short Essay Questions

1. What causes unexpected trauma in Tara's life in Chapter 10?

2. What do Tara and Donna spend Christmas doing in Chapter 14? What does Tara ask Donna?

3. How does Tara's mother feel after taking Tara to a doctor in Chapter 15? How has Tara's behavior progressed?

4. How does Tara describe her relationship with her mother in Chapter 2? How does she describe her friends?

5. How does Tara come to feel about Keesha in Chapter 5? Why? What does this evolve into?

6. How has Greta's relationship with Tara shifted between Chapter 7 and Chapter 8?

7. What fortunes are read by Tara's family at the Chinese restaurant in Chapter 16?

8. How does Tara describe her relationship to religion in Chapter 2?

9. How does Tara describe the summer between fifth and sixth grades in Chapter 7?

10. How does Tara describe her relationship with Sam in Chapter 23? How has Tara grown by the novel's end?

(see the answer keys)

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