Olive's Ocean Test | Final 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. How does Martha attempt to hide her embarrassment of the filmed kiss?

2. What does Martha realize when she is talking about Olive?

3. What has stained Godbee's hands?

4. Godbee says that holding on to Martha's letter helps her to be ________________.

5. What do Martha and Jimmy build on the beach?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the first part of Martha's plan to be carried out at the beach?

2. What does Olive's journal statement about wanting to go to "a real ocean" foreshadow?

3. What does Martha do when she sees Jimmy holding hands with a girl and walking towards her on the beach?

4. How does Martha feel as she holds Jimmy's hand and they walk down the beach?

5. What do Jimmy and Martha do when they spend the day together at the beach?

6. Why are Jimmy and Martha mad at a comment someone makes when they are holding hands?

7. What topic does Martha speak about as Jimmy films her?

8. What is the symbolism of Martha's painting Olive's name in ocean water on the hot sidewalk?

9. What is the content of the note that Tate leaves for Martha under Godbee's doormat.

10. What comment does Alice make to Martha that pleases her after Martha brings Lucy home from the beach?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Godbee. 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?

Essay Topic 2

Loss takes on an almost human persona in this book. What were the sources of loss in the story? What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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