Visions of Sugar Plums 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. Everyone torments Stephanie about which holiday?

2. What type of car does Diesel drive in this chapter?

3. What is the name of Valerie's oldest daughter?

4. Where does Briggs hit Diesel?

5. What is the name of the neighborhood that is home to the Plums?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens during the opening scene of the book? Who are the characters?

2. What is discussed in regard to Valerie? What happens to Valerie and Albert?

3. How does Diesel get back into the apartment after Stephanie locks the door?

4. Describe at least some of the conversation had in the kitchen with Stephanie, Grandma Mazur and Helen.

5. What is Stephanie's idea about capturing Sandy Claws? Who does Stephanie enlist to help?

6. What does Stephanie do to try to get rid of Diesel?

7. What does the man say when asked how he got to the apartment?

8. What is the problem with the person in the case? What must Stephanie do?

9. What does Stephanie do to attempt to keep Diesel out of the line of fire from Helen and Grandma Mazur?

10. What happens to Diesel? When and why does he return?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Much of the story revolves around Sandy's elves. Discuss the elves and their job at the factory. Discuss Randy's new job as an elf and how Stephanie gets involved in the operation. Also discuss Lula's fascination with and eventual fear of elves. Examine the scenes in which Stephanie and Lula encounter the elves.

Essay Topic 2

Connie Rosolli is the office manager at Vincent Plum Bail Bonding Company. Discuss Connie's role in the story. What is the relationship between Connie and Stephanie? How does the author describe Connie? What kind of duties does Connie have at the bonds office? How does Vinnie view Connie? How does Connie get involved in the apprehension of the fugitives?

Essay Topic 3

Vincent Plum is Stephanie's cousin and the owner of Vincent Plum Bail Bonding Company. Discuss Vinnie and his operation. How does Vinnie operate the company? Who is the real boss of the office? Describe Vinnie's relationship to Stephanie, Lula, and Connie. Also discuss Vinnie's place in the Plum family.

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