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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 does Mclean's stepfather contact her via computer?
2. What is Jason, the restaurant's short order cook, very good at doing?
3. What does Mclean learn about Dave?
4. After whom is McLean named?
5. Who is required to put together Opal's model of the city?
Short Essay Questions
1. What changes does Mclean see in her mother when she spots her at the big game?
2. How is Mclean's resistance to playing basketball again and getting to know David symbolic of Mclean's inner turmoil about her life in general?
3. Why does Mclean prefer to leave a place without saying goodbye?
4. What is Mclean's relationship with her parents? What does Mclean blame for her parents' divorce?
5. Why is Mclean's mother upset when she phones Mclean at the beginning of Chapter 5?
6. What does David tell Mclean about his parents and why they are upset with him?
7. Why is Mclean reluctant to attend the big basketball game in town?
8. What point of view is the book written in and what does that reveal about Mclean, the main character?
9. Riley points out something to Mclean about making friends when she helps Mclean after she injures herself at her locker? What does Riley tell her that surprises Mclean?
10. Who is Peter and how is his personality revealed more in his request that Mclean go to a game with her mother?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
Essay Topic 2
Create a brief character study of David. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were his dreams and fears? What was most valuable to him in his world?
Essay Topic 3
Explain Sarah Dessen's use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author used them where she did.
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