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. What is the name of the company where Antsy's father works?

2. The Schwa shows Antsy a newspaper clipping announcing the birth of whom?

3. Who is at the kitchen table when Antsy wakes up in Chapter 10?

4. What happens when Antsy runs into the apartment in Chapter 5?

5. In what class of Antsy's does the Schwa sit next to him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lexie inform Antsy when she calls in Chapter 17? Whom does she suggest for him to call?

2. What takes place as the Schwa begins to act out his dare in Chapter 5?

3. Why does Antsy believe Crawley wants him to stay with him?

4. Where does Antsy take Lexie in Chapter 9?

5. What prized collection does the Schwa show Antsy?

6. What does Antsy realize about his mother in Chapter 15?

7. What does Old Man Crawley offer Antsy to stay with him in the hospital?

8. What metaphor does Antsy recognize about his life after his parents' dispute in Chapter 10?

9. What does Antsy discover when he attempts to locate the Schwa in Chapter 21?

10. What does Lexie demand at the restaurant in Chapter 12? What organization does she tell Antsy about?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Define and discuss "trauma therapy" in the novel. What does Antsy relate trauma therapy to in the medical world? What experiments do Antsy and his friends conduct to test trauma therapy? What results do they find?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the experiments conducted by Antsy and his friends on the Schwa effect. What is the first experiment they conduct and what results do they find? What is found in the second and third experiments? What are the attributes of invisibility discovered by the boys?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the development of Old Man Crawley's character and his relationship with Antsy in the novel. How does Crawley's character evolve from the beginning of the novel to the end? What precipitates this change in him? In what ways does Crawley express admiration for Antsy?

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