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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. In old cartoons, who was Wimpy?
2. During Spring semester in Biology II class, Daphne is what?
3. The narrator and his date accompany another couple to the prom on a double-date. Who is the other couple?
4. The prom outfit for each boy includes a white jacket, dark trousers, shoes, socks, shirt, tie, boutonniere, and what else?
5. Once inside the party location with Josie, the narrator realizes he's at a what?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do the narrator and his friends parade back and forth in front of the Cosnowskis' house?
2. Where does the narrator live when he is an adult?
3. How does the narrator's family react when he says that he's asked Daphne Bigelow out on a date?
4. After the prom, Schwartz and the narrator take their dates to the Rooster. What happens there?
5. How does the narrator prepare for his date with Josephine?
6. Describe Daphne's and the narrator's date.
7. Describe the narrator's trip to Daphne's house.
8. What impression does the narrator make on Mr. Bigelow, Daphne's dad?
9. What does the narrator compare the prom to?
10. How does the narrator get his fire chief hat back?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The book's time line covers the narrator's childhood and teen years. How does the narrator change, develop, and grow from the beginning to the end of the book? In what ways do the stories evolve? In what instances does the author seem to act about the same as a teenager as he did as a child?
Essay Topic 2
How does the author illustrate group or mob mentality through some of his stories? What messages does he convey regarding group behavior? What conclusions can you reach about his own thoughts and feelings on this subject?
Essay Topic 3
After the narrator opens a box that he receives as an adult and peruses through the childhood treasures found inside, he decides to pack everything back up and hide it on the top shelf of a closet. Explain what this says about the author's viewpoint on stirring up the past.
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