Visions of Sugar Plums Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does Stephanie do for a living?

2. What object does Briggs use for the attack?

3. Who does Stephanie get to confirm the stranger's appearance?

4. Diesel mocks which of the following?

5. Stephanie is criticized for avoiding which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Diesel and Stephanie see when they return to Sandy's house?

2. What does Stephanie say to Joe in regards to Diesel? What does Joe say?

3. What does Stephanie do once she realizes Diesel is not going to leave?

4. How does the visit to the workshop end? What is Lula's reaction?

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

6. What news does Randy Briggs give Stephanie? What does Stephanie do?

7. What is Joe's reaction when he sees Diesel for the first time? The scene is related to what animal?

8. Grandma Mazur kicks up a fuss shortly before dinner. What is the problem?

9. What is the outcome of Mary Alice's Christmas crisis?

10. Lula offers to stay with Stephanie at the workshop. What is Lula's reaction when she learns about the elves? What does Lula say about the elves?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mary Alice, Stephanie's 7-year-old niece, is convinced she is a horse. Discuss Mary Alice's belief and the type of behavior it produces. Discuss the family's reaction to Mary Alice's play acting. How does Valerie treat the issue? Why does Mary Alice believe she is a horse? What kind of special gift does Mary Alice get for Christmas? How does Mary Alice get along with her older sister Angie?

Essay Topic 2

Grandma Mazur is Helen Plum's mother and Frank Plum's archenemy. Discuss Grandma Mazur and why she drives Frank crazy. Discuss Grandma's relationship with Helen, Stephanie, and Valerie. Where does Grandma like to spend her time? Why does she live with Frank and Helen? What kind of influence does Grandma have on Stephanie?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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