Olive's Ocean Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Kevin Henkes
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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 is Olive's mother happy with Martha?

2. What is the name of Martha's school?

3. What does Godbee suggest that she and Martha do when she can tell that Martha's mind isn't on the game?

4. When did Olive first come to Martha's school?

5. The page from Olive's journal indicates that Olive wanted to be a _________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Martha recall about a conversation she and her best friend Holly had about Olive's death?

2. Who is the woman who shows up at Martha Boyle's front door at the beginning of the story and what does the woman give to Martha?

3. Which one of the Manning boys likes Martha?

4. Name all the Manning brothers and identify the project Jimmy is working on.

5. Which of the Manning boys has Martha always liked? Which one is she attracted to this summer?

6. What does Godbee suggest that she and Martha do every day during Martha's visit?

7. What is important to Olive's mother about what Martha must have done at some time?

8. What does Martha reveal to Godbee about her family and why does she regret saying it?

9. What morning ritual do Martha and Lucy have?

10. What could Godbee mean when she tells Martha that this could be their last summer together?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the greatest lesson Martha learns from Jimmy? Is it true that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Martha always recall about Jimmy and how his cruelty taught her an important lesson.

Essay Topic 2

Kevin Henkes is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, and briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of struggle. Identify at least two instances about struggle in the book and then cite examples to support your answers.

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