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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 monkey that accompanies Julian and his family aboard the ship?

2. What is the name of the place where Noah's grandparents live?

3. What does Nadia think of Margy?

4. What does Nadia think is the most glorious time of year?

5. What does Mrs. Olinski realize when she sees that the message on the board has been changed?

Short Essay Questions

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

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. 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?

4. What angers Nadia in her conversation with Ethan, and why?

5. What does Julian decide to do when he finds out that Arnold will be acting during the performance instead of Ginger, and how does he get even with Ham in the end?

6. What question does Ethan ask during The Souls' latest tea party, and what does each member answer?

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

8. What does Mrs. Olinski say about how she chose the members of her Academic Bowl team?

9. What chicken-and-egg discussion do The Souls get into with Mrs. Olinski in the first chapter?

10. What does Noah tell the reader about Allen Diamondstein?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Explain what Julian finds out about Ham just before Ginger plays Sandy at the first performance of Annie, what he decides to do about it, and what this says about Julian's character.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the conversation that Mrs. Olinski and Dr. Rohmer have about multiculturalism in chapter 2. Then explain what this conversation tells the reader about Dr. Rohmer's views of multiculturalism versus Mrs. Olinski's views.

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