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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. Why do the narrator and his friends parade in front of their neighbors' house after a new family moves in?
2. By the end of the formal dance, the narrator says that flowers are wilted, jackets are limp, and what else?
3. What was the character Wimpy known for in old cartoons?
4. What conflict does the narrator face between the girl next door and basketball?
5. The narrator, as an adult, owns some fine furniture and has a what?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the narrator's date with Josephine end?
2. With the Bumpuses long gone, who finally moves in next door to the Shepherds?
3. Where does the narrator live when he is an adult?
4. What impression does the narrator make on Mr. Bigelow, Daphne's dad?
5. What does the narrator compare the prom to?
6. After the prom, Schwartz and the narrator take their dates to the Rooster. What happens there?
7. What happens to the adult narrator's fire chief hat?
8. Describe how the narrator prepares for his date with Daphne.
9. Describe some of the pre-prom rituals.
10. Describe the narrator's trip to Daphne's house.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
1. Expand and explain the narrator's point of view that prom is a rite of passage full of strange rituals that he and others are forced to attend as they become adults.
2. Despite his reluctance at attending the prom, does the narrator have a good time at the dance? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the Shepherd and the Bumpus families.
1. In what ways do the Bumpuses annoy the Old Man and his family?
2. Despite the stark differences between the Shepherds and the Bumpuses, what makes each family bizarre and eccentric in its own way?
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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