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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of shoes does Benji imagine getting for the school year?
2. How many children are in Benji's family?
3. How does Benji feel once he is able to sneak into the concert?
4. What is the name of the person who acts wild at the bonfire?
5. What is Benji's opinion of Melanie in the first few minutes after they meet again in Chapter 7?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Identify the tone of the novel and discuss 3 literary devices that Whitehead uses to create that tone.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how Benji's family's drive out to Sag Harbor 1) sets the tone for the rest of the novel and 2) introduces at least 3 key facts about Benji that are important throughout the rest of the text. Make sure to use direct quotations and evidence from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the characters of Benji and Randy. Make sure to use direct evidence from the text, such as examples and quotations, to support your thesis.
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