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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 is the pajama woman holding in either hand when Harlo and Odd bust through her glass door?
2. What is Odd looking for when he first enters Fungus Man's home?
3. What does Odd find while looking at Robertson's bank statements?
4. What does Odd tell the chief happens to people when they die?
5. What does Odd put into the doorway of the room to watch it vanish completely?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Odd tell the chief of police when asked about being a fry cook forever?
2. What does Odd believe the black room to be after he first encounters it?
3. At the beginning of Chapter 1 what does Odd say is the reason that he has written his memoir?
4. What does Stormy and Odd talk about when he first tells her about breaking into Robertson's house?
5. Why does Odd suggest to the chief of police that he had to chase Harlo rather than going to the police?
6. Describe the confrontation between Odd and Harlo in Chapter 1.
7. Describe the Fungus Man as Odd sees him in Chapter 5.
8. Describe the scene in chapter fifteen when Odd goes to find Ozzie's cow has been blown up.
9. What does Stormy and Odd discuss in Chapter 21 about marriage?
10. Describe what happens when Odd steps into the black room.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare Terri to Odd.
Part 1) Is it possible that Terri is a shadow of what Odd will become in his grieving for Stormy as Terri does for her husband?
Part 2) In what ways are Terri and Odd different?
Essay Topic 2
Odd has dreams when he sleeps.
Part 1) Speculate on how it would effect a person to dream of people dying when you were a child.
Part 2) Does it seem more likely that Odd inherited this gift/curse, like his supposed aunt Cymry, or that it was a result of the trauma experienced at the hands of his mother?
Essay Topic 3
Thomas says 'A flipped fork flicked my forehead' in chapter fifty-one while explaining how he got an injury caused by Robertson.
Part 1) Could this piece of alliteration also be a tongue twister? Are there other moments of alliteration used in the story?
Part 2) What other literary tools does the author use in the story?
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