The Schwa Was Here Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Lexie tells Antsy and the Schwa that she wants to change whom?

2. What is an idea that Antsy, Lexie, and the Schwa come up with when they are discussing how to change Crawley's attitudes and behavior?

3. The Schwa offers to give a prized clip to Antsy if he will give _________ in return.

4. What kind of dogs does Old Man Crawley have?

5. In Chapter 4, children put bets on dares such as having the Schwa enter what location?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Lexie believe her grandfather needs a change?

2. What does Wendell Tiggor dare the Schwa to do in Chapter 4?

3. How is the concept of "trauma therapy" introduced?

4. Where does Antsy take Lexie in Chapter 9?

5. What happens in the first experiment with Manny Bullpucky in Chapter 1, "Manny Bullpucky Gets His Sorry Butt Hurled off the Marine Park Bridge"?

6. Why does Antsy believe Old Man Crawley's threats?

7. What do the boys say of Calvin Schwa when he is first introduced in Chapter 1, "Manny Bullpucky Gets His Sorry Butt Hurled off the Marine Park Bridge"?

8. What is revealed about the Schwa's mother in Chapter 2?

9. What leads up to the Schwa's outburst in Chapter 7?

10. How is Antsy's introduction to Lexie described in Chapter 8?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and discuss the theme of growing up in the novel. What does "growing up" mean to you? How do the changes in Antsy represent this process? In what ways does the Schwa grow up in the novel? How does Lexie?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and analyze the characters of Antsy's parents. What is at the root of their constant bickering? What causes their climactic argument in Chapter 10? How does Antsy feel about each of his parents?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the Schwa effect in the novel. How literal is the invisibility of the Schwa? Who is able to overcome the Schwa effect? How does the Schwa feel about his effect on those around him?

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