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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 conflict does the narrator face between the girl next door and basketball?
2. The weekend before prom, what is the narrator's fate?
3. On the big day of the prom, who helps the narrator get into his painful formal wear?
4. What is the second item the narrator pulls out of the package he receives as an adult?
5. How does the narrator react when he sees Josie all dressed up for the party?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to the adult narrator's fire chief hat?
2. How does the narrator ask Wanda Hickey to the prom?
3. Describe the narrator's trip to Daphne's house.
4. How does the narrator's family react when he says that he's asked Daphne Bigelow out on a date?
5. Describe the narrator's first major encounter with Josephine.
6. How does the narrator's date with Josephine end?
7. Describe how the narrator prepares for his date with Daphne.
8. How does the narrator's prom night end?
9. Why doesn't the narrator ask Daphne Bigelow to the prom?
10. Describe some of the pre-prom rituals.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
For Wanda Hickey, prom night is a golden evening of wonder where she has the amazing good luck of going with the boy she's always had a crush on. How does the night turn out for her? Does it meet her expectations? Despite some mishaps, is she pleased with the evening? Would she have liked anything to have been different? Support your answers with passages from the book.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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