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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 do people call Halley that she doesn't mind, but they might think she minds it?
2. Which of the following characters is described as being wild?
3. What happens as Halley is getting ready for bed that night?
4. How does Halley feel after she hears Scarlett's news?
5. How does Halley act at Halley's birthday party?
Short Essay Questions
1. What type of club does Steve belong to and what does he do on the weekends as a part of this club?
2. What does Scarlett tell Halley about her feelings in regards to her mother's conversation with Scarlett's mother?
3. How does Halley feel about her life as compared to Scarlett's life?
4. What is Halley's mother's job and why doesn't she want to let her come home?
5. What is Halley's punishment for skipping school with Scarlett and Macon?
6. How does Halley feel about going to camp and leaving the camp in relation to how she thinks her mother will view the same events?
7. How does Halley describe the way she feels about herself as compared to how she views Scarlett?
8. What does Halley's mother tell her about the decision Scarlett has made to keep the baby?
9. What does Halley think about things between her and Macon since they went to the dam together?
10. How does Halley feel about the time she spends with Macon in P.E. and his suggestions that she come to the party with him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What do you think the purpose of the metaphor of the comet is in relation to the themes of this novel? Do you think the novel would be as well developed had the comet metaphor be left out? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Do you believe this would be helpful for all teens to read? Why or why not? In what ways has this novel helped you? If it has not helped you in any way, why do you think this is the case?
Essay Topic 3
Does this novel accurately represent the life and issues a teen today faces? Why or why not? In what ways does this novel address issues you have faced specifically in your life.
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