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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 grade is Claudia in?
2. What does Claudia label herself when talking to Torey?
3. What type of game do Lori and Torey play?
4. What is the name of the man Torey is in a relationship with?
5. What does Torey suggest to Claudia's parents in order to help them?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Torey takes the children outside to plant bulbs, what breakthrough does Thomaso have?
2. Describe Boo's speaking skills and discuss what happens when he begins to talk in Chapter 12.
3. Describe the things that Thomaso does while in Torey's classroom in order to get attention as well as anger those around him.
4. What do Claudia and Torey discuss in Chapter 13?
5. When Lori brings up the subject of Santa Claus, what does Thomaso do?
6. What events follow when Lori drops and breaks her bowl of ice cream?
7. Describe what Boo does when he wanders around Torey's classroom.
8. Who is the third child brought to Torey's classroom and what does the child do when they first join the class?
9. Describe Boo.
10. Why does Lori spend Halloween in Edna's classroom and what happens while she is there?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the story, Torey talks about her relationship with Joc. Discuss the relationship. Does Joc support Torey's career? What does Torey see happening with her and Joc's relationship? Cite examples from the story to support your answers.
Essay Topic 2
In Chapter 9, Boo falls from the monkey bars and has to go to the hospital for stitches. Explain how Boo's injury affects Lori. What makes her upset about it? Who does Lori talk to about her feelings toward the situation? Is Lori affected by anyone who gets injured, or is it only when it happens to Boo?
Essay Topic 3
When Torey meets Boo, she says she is "probably" autistic instead of stating that Boo "is" autistic. What behavioral patterns, etc. does Boo portray that would cause Torey to think he is autistic?
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