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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. Who owns the dog that ends up as Ginger's understudy?

2. Why doesn't Margy ever carry turtles to the water?

3. How many lines of poetry did the sixth graders have to memorize each month at Mrs. Olinski's first job?

4. What game does Noah compare collecting coupons for the groceries to?

5. Why does the ship's captain decide to have the monkey and his owner let off the ship at the next port?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the brief conversation that Mr. Singh and Mrs. Olinski have just before The Souls begin to practice in chapter 8.

2. What happens that reminds Mrs. Olinski of how she chose the fourth member of her Academic Bowl team, and what can the reader now infer from her statements about this choice?

3. Why is Dr. Rohmer so worried about the district championship?

4. What does Julian do to help Ginger prepare for her audition? Give a detailed answer.

5. What happens to Mrs. Olinski as she is having tea?

6. Explain in detail how Nadia feels about Margy and why.

7. What does the reader find out about Mrs. Olinski at the end of her discussion with Dr. Rohmer, and how does the author continue the mystery about this fact?

8. Explain how Mrs. Olinski goes about gaining an impression of Ethan.

9. How does Noah react to his mom telling him to write a B&B letter? How does she get him to write the letter anyway?

10. What do The Souls decide their new project will be?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The relationship that Mrs. Olinski has to The Souls is a two-way relationship. Explain why this is true by describing how the relationship has helped both The Souls and Mrs. Olinski. Finally, explain what The Souls' desire to help says about the character of each of the members.

Essay Topic 2

Describe how E.L. Konigsburg uses foreshadowing and flashbacks and the effect this technique has on the reader's emotion and what the reader knows. Be sure to use specific details from the story!

Essay Topic 3

Explain the mood at Sillington House and, using specific situations and events from the book, describe why Sillington House is important as a place of setting.

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