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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 is the full name of the band that came to Sag Harbor in Chapter 6?
2. Benji believes his father is ___________.
3. What does Benji think of his father's BBQ at the beginning of Chapter 5?
4. Which word best describes Benji's father?
5. How does Benji's father act when he is drinking?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Barry?
2. What is Benji thinking about one Saturday morning in Chapter 5?
3. What do Benji and Melanie talk about during their walk in Chapter 7?
4. What do Benji and his friends think of the bonfire?
5. What does Benji only realize in retrospect about his father's haircuts?
6. What makes Benji's old house so familiar when he breaks in?
7. How does Benji try to avoid making his father angry?
8. What kinds of things does Benji imagine needing for the school year as he lies in bed in Chapter 8?
9. What happens when Melanie jumps off the roof as she and Benji are escaping from Benji's old house in Chapter 7?
10. How do Benji's neighbors act when they learn his father is BBQing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe at least 4 features of Benji and how those features fulfill the traditional, literary requirements of a teenager/young adult.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast 2 characters of your choosing from the "Sag Harbor," making sure to use direct evidence and examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast 2 female characters from "Sag Harbor." Make sure to use specific evidence and quotations from the novel to support your thesis.
This section contains 650 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)