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. Which type of books did Olive like?

2. What does Dennis' decision mean for the family?

3. What does the woman in #4 tell Martha about Olive?

4. What does Martha write on the sidewalk when she takes Lucy for a ride in the stroller?

5. Martha loves to visit her grandmother who lives near the _____________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Martha know Olive?

2. How does Martha begin her story about Olive?

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

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

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

6. How did Godbee end the story she wrote about a girl who moved far from the ocean?

7. Why does Martha oppose the assignment made by her teacher about embarrassing moments?

8. What is the traditional game played during visits to Godbee's house and why is the first game night of this visit not very successful?

9. What is behind Martha's decision to wear bright orange t-shirts all the time?

10. What does Martha learn about Olive by reading the first page of her journal?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of the book's title. What does the author mean by calling it simply OLIVE'S OCEAN. What is he trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each.

Essay Topic 2

There are several events of foreshadowing in OLIVE'S OCEAN. Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Martha. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were her dreams and fears? What was most valuable to her in her world?

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