Loser Test | 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 does Zinkoff create while he is home from school?

2. What does the narrator say boys will always do, when together?

3. What is Miss Meeks describing when she says Jabip?

4. Why does Zinkoff get in trouble on his first day of school?

5. What is not noticed in the first chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the narration of the first chapter different from the rest of the book?

2. What do Zinkoff and his father discuss during lunch on their day at Willow Drive, and why?

3. What does Zinkoff wonder as he goes to bed after his first day at school?

4. What makes Zinkoff feel like the Waiting Man?

5. What special gift does Zinkoff make for Andrew?

6. How is Zinkoff described in the first chapter?

7. What is unusual about Zinkoff's first time leaving his home alone?

8. What does Mrs. Zinkoff call her husband's car, and why?

9. How does Zinkoff describe his first day of school to his mother?

10. Why does Zinkoff cry when he leaves Willow Drive?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What did Zinkoff learn from his day on Willow Street, and how did this change his life?

Essay Topic 2

Miss Meeks and Mrs. Biswell are two very similar people, and yet they have some very notable and important differences. Using the text to cite some support and, write a compare/contrast essay about these two teachers.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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