Out of My Mind 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. Who does the music teacher place Freddy next to after he introduces himself to the class in Chapter 11?

2. What sport does Willy Williams love?

3. Who is the oldest kid in Melody's special education group at school?

4. Who is the documentary about that Mrs. V watches with Melody in Chapter 6?

5. Which of the special education students do the two mean girls make fun of in music class in Chapter 11?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mrs. Brooks respond to Dr. Hugely's assessment of Melody in Chapter 4?

2. How does Melody describe the communication between her and her mother in Chapter 10?

3. What are "photographic memory" and "synesthesia"? How do these terms apply to Melody in the novel?

4. What information does Mrs. Shannon relate to Melody's parents at the parent-teacher conference in Chapter 12?

5. How does Melody communicate when at school in Chapter 5? Does she find this method of communication to be satisfactory?

6. How would you describe Melody's perceptions of herself in the beginning of the novel?

7. Who is Dr. Hugely? What are Melody's impressions of this character?

8. How does Melody describe her mother's pregnancy in Chapter 9?

9. What exchange takes place between Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Billups in Chapter 7?

10. How is Mrs. Tracy described in Chapter 7? What does Melody like about Mrs. Tracy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the character of Penny in the novel. How old is Penny? How would you describe Melody's relationship with Penny? What jealousies does Melody feel regarding Penny? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Mrs. Billups and her actions as a teacher at Spaulding Street Elementary. What grade does Mrs. Billups teach at the school? How does she differ from Mrs. Tracy? Why does Mrs. Billups leave the school?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the character of Mrs. V in the novel. What does Mrs. V look like? How would you describe Mrs. V's relationship with Melody? What does Mrs. V do to encourage Melody in the narrative?

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