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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. The narrator says that his family's annual trip to Michigan is bigger than what to him?
2. What does the narrator say is one of the most popular playground games at his school?
3. Because of the crowds, how far away from the County Fair does the narrator say his father has to park?
4. What is the little wooden house with the moon on the door found in the Bumpus' yard?
5. When the narrator starts spinning tops against Farkas, what does he use first?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does the narrator find a top worthy of a battle against Scut Farkas, the school's bully and master top spinner?
2. Why does the narrator grow more and more uncomfortable at the party with Josephine?
3. What does the narrator compare the prom to?
4. Describe the yard of the Bumpus family.
5. What impression does the narrator make on Mr. Bigelow, Daphne's dad?
6. How does the house next door to the Shepherds transform after the Bumpus family moves in?
7. Describe some of the pre-prom rituals.
8. Describe how the narrator prepares for his date with Daphne.
9. How does the Old Man feel towards the Bumpus family?
10. How does the narrator trick Farkas into challenging him to a battle of spinning tops?
Essay Topic 1
Explain how the author uses the following literary tools to make a point or accentuate the humorous and ridiculous aspects of a situation:
Cite at least two examples from the book to support your explanations.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the narrator's love interests: Josephine, Daphne, and Wanda. Which one is best suited for him, if any? What important life lessons does he learn from his experiences with each?
Essay Topic 3
Using examples from the book, explain how the narrator benefits when he applies, or engages in, the following:
b. Family traditions
c. Challenging the status quo
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