Kissing Doorknobs Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Terry Spencer Hesser
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What refers to content underneath the spoken dialogue?

2. Who confronts Tara about her eccentric behavior in Chapter 4?

3. When was the American Legion founded?

4. Who does Tara go to speak to after leaving the store in Chapter 12?

5. When Tara and her friends share their fears in Chapter 3, Keesha says that she is afraid of whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. What takes place at the carnival in Chapter 10?

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

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

4. How does Tara describe her experience in the Christmas play in Chapter 13?

5. How do Tara and their friends describe their personal fears in Chapter 3?

6. How does Tara feel about her inward thoughts in Chapter 5?

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

8. How is Donna described in Chapter 11?

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

10. What is tragic about the image that Tara projects about herself versus the reality in Chapter 3?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss both religious allusion and the narrative voice in the novel. Is the novel written in present or past tense? From whose point of view? What religion is Tara? How does she feel about her religion? Why does Tara find solace in religion?

Essay Topic 2

Define and identify internal and external conflict in narrative literature. What conflicts does Tara face internally? What conflicts does she face in the world? How are these related in this novel? In what ways does Tara struggle with her own mind, and how does this struggle manifest itself?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and analyze the characters of Keesha, Kristin and Anna in the narrative. How old are the girls? What are their relationships with each other like? How do these friends feel about Tara and her quirks? How do their relationships evolve and change throughout the novel?

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