The View from Saturday 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 problem does Noah see with Nadia having Ginger audition for the part of Sandy?

2. How does Ethan find out that Nadia is also invited to the tea party?

3. What is the first thing Julian teaches Nadia while The Souls are training Ginger for her audition?

4. What do the girls from the Maxwell team display?

5. What is the name of the monkey that accompanies Julian and his family aboard the ship?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain the realization Nadia and her dad have about how Nadia is like the turtles.

3. Describe how the wedding cake is ruined and how it is saved again.

4. What does Mrs. Draper notice about sixth graders in her time as a teacher and principal?

5. What are Julian's first few days at school like?

6. Describe the relationship between Mrs. Olinski and Mrs. Draper.

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

8. Why does Mrs. Olinski leave her name and the word "paraplegic" written on the board on the first day, and what does she learn from this experience?

9. How does Julian invite his guests to the first tea party?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how the topic of courtesy repeats itself throughout the novel and how the idea of courtesy helps the reader to see each of the characters.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the narrative style of "The View from Saturday" and explain how this narrative style affects the reader's experience of the story.

Essay Topic 3

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!

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