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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. When Lorraine first calls Mr. Pignati, she tells him that she's doing what?
2. What does Lorraine say about John's hostility?
3. The Pigman recounts the friendship between two sophomores and their _____________.
4. Friends John and Lorraine attend what high school?
5. What does John say happens to all the people who work with his father?
Short Essay Questions
1. Can the reader figure out the fate of Mr. Pignati from the first chapter?
2. What does John dislike about Miss King, one of his teachers?
3. Why does Lorraine's mother have a habit of asking her the exact same questions over and over again?
4. How do John and Lorraine treat each other right after Mr. Pignati is taken to the hospital?
5. How does Lorraine feel about Mr. Pignati when the police take her and John to their homes after the party breaks up?
6. From the first chapter, what can you deduce about John's character and personality?
7. What reason does Lorraine give for undertaking the writing project she's working on with John?
8. Describe telephone marathon, the game John and Lorraine play with a couple of their friends.
9. While Mr. Pignati is still at the hospital, why does John check to see how much beer and wine are at the man's house?
10. What does the reader learn about John's feelings after Mr. Pignati dies?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain how the author carries out the following themes in his book, using specific examples:
1. Making choices and living with the consequences.
2. Taking responsibility for one's actions.
3. Coming to terms with events and conditions that are beyond one's control.
Essay Topic 2
Describe John's relationship with his parents and Lorraine's relationship with her mother.
1. How do these characters' parents complicate their lives?
2. Why do you feel John and Lorraine are so misunderstood by their parents? How do these misunderstandings shape how they behave and how they view themselves?
3. How does Mr. Pignati and his home represent a sanctuary or refuge for Lorraine and John? Support your answers with specific examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
1. Compare and contrast the personalities, behavior, attitudes, and outlooks of John and Lorraine. In what ways are these two characters different? How are they similar?
2. What draws them to each other?
3. How do these two complementary characters balance each other? Keep each other grounded? Expand one another's horizons?
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