Out of My Mind Test | Final 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. What animal does Mrs. V compare Melody to when she comes home upset after school in Chapter 18?

2. Who calls Mrs. V to tell her about Melody's experience in history class in Chapter 18?

3. Who are the two alternates to the Whiz Kids team from the sixth grade?

4. What grades can participate in the Whiz Kids competition?

5. How many team members comprise the Whiz Kids team at Melody's school?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the results of Mr. Dimming's test in Chapter 21?

2. How do the national championships differ from the regional tournaments in the Whiz Kids competition?

3. What is Melody's reaction when she sees the newspaper in the beginning of Chapter 27?

4. What derogatory remark does Mr. Dimming make regarding Melody in Chapter 17? How does she respond?

5. Where does Melody go to eat with the Whiz Kids team in Chapter 26? What obstacle does she face when entering the establishment?

6. What is the greatest obstacle that Melody faces as she competes with the Whiz Kids team in the regional and national tournaments?

7. What test does Mr. Dimming give to his history class in Chapter 17? What is the purpose of the test?

8. What convinces Mr. Dimming to allow Melody to take the test in Chapter 20?

9. What foreshadowing is seen in Chapter 19?

10. How does Melody's Whiz Kids team fare on the final round of the regional tournament in Chapter 25? How does the team respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the characters of Molly and Claire in the novel. How are these girls perceived by their fellow classmates at Spaulding Street Elementary? What are Melody's perceptions of Molly and Claire? What are the actions, objectives, and obstacles of these characters?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Melody's relationship with her parents. Who is Melody closest to? Why? Would you say that Melody's parents are supportive? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the narrative style of Out of My Mind. From whose perspective is the story related? Why do you think the author chose to employ this narrative perspective? How would the novel change if told from a different point of view?

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