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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. Why do Zinkoff and Andrew stop being friends?
2. How will someone know that a name and a boy go together in Chapter 1?
3. What does Zinkoff create while he is home from school?
4. How does Zinkoff describe every day at school?
5. What does Zinkoff throw up on in Mrs. Biswell's class?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Zinkoff react to his first soccer game?
2. How does Zinkoff score his first goal in a soccer game?
3. How is Zinkoff described in the first chapter?
4. What do Zinkoff and his father discuss during lunch on their day at Willow Drive, and why?
5. How is the narration of the first chapter different from the rest of the book?
6. What does Miss Meeks say in her opening speech to her class?
7. Why are Zinkoff's differences suddenly noticed in the 4th grade?
8. What does Mrs. Zinkoff call her husband's car, and why?
9. What does the narrator say the children do not notice about Zinkoff at a young age?
10. What is unusual about Zinkoff's first time leaving his home alone?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Zinkoff presented a very interesting and unique philosophy on life. What was this philosophy, and how did this different idealism affect the people around him?
Essay Topic 2
The theme of special needs children was central to this plot. How did this theme affect the main characters, and why do you think this was such an important theme for the author to present with this book?
Essay Topic 3
What did Zinkoff learn from his day on Willow Street, and how did this change his life?
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