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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. Who answers the door when the narrator goes to Daphne's house?
2. The prom outfit for each boy includes a white jacket, dark trousers, shoes, socks, shirt, tie, boutonniere, and what else?
3. What sounds does the narrator hear from the package that he receives as an adult?
4. How does the narrator get to the Bigelow family's neighborhood?
5. The weekend before prom, what is the narrator's fate?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the narrator prepare for his date with Josephine?
2. What impression does the narrator make on Mr. Bigelow, Daphne's dad?
3. How does the narrator's date with Daphne end?
4. Describe the narrator's experience as he waits for Josephine to finish getting ready for their date.
5. Describe some of the pre-prom rituals.
6. What are some of the items the narrator finds in the box of toys his mother sends him when he's an adult?
7. Describe how the narrator prepares for his date with Daphne.
8. How does the narrator get his fire chief hat back?
9. How does the narrator's family react when he says that he's asked Daphne Bigelow out on a date?
10. What conflict exists for the narrator regarding the night of the party that he's invited to by Josephine?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
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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