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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. After his date with Daphne, how does the narrator get home?
2. As the narrator prepares for his first date with Daphne, he goes through half a bar of Lifebuoy soap, Old Spice talcum powder, and what else?
3. By the time Josie and the narrator have reached their homes walking from the grocery store, what has transpired?
4. In Story 7, the narrator is what?
5. In Story Five, when the narrator, Schwartz, and Flick hitchhike home from school, who picks them up?
Short Essay Questions
1. What impression does the narrator make on Mr. Bigelow, Daphne's dad?
2. What is the Wimpy Doll?
3. Where does the narrator live when he is an adult?
4. Describe the narrator's trip to Daphne's house.
5. Describe Daphne's and the narrator's date.
6. How does the narrator's family react when he says that he's asked Daphne Bigelow out on a date?
7. After the prom, Schwartz and the narrator take their dates to the Rooster. What happens there?
8. Describe the narrator's first major encounter with Josephine.
9. Describe Daphne Bigelow, the girl of the narrator's dreams.
10. Describe the narrator's experience as he waits for Josephine to finish getting ready for their date.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
A day at the County Fair turns into another opportunity for the author to showcase the Shepherds' eccentricities. Describe the fair experience from the viewpoint of each family member -- Mother, Randy, the Old Man, and the narrator. Who seems to enjoy the fair the most, and why? Use examples to support your conclusion.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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