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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. How is Mclean injured at school on Monday morning?
2. What does Mclean do when she wakes in the night and realizes a party is going on next door?
3. What is the name of Mclean's new high school?
4. Why are Dave's parents upset with him?
5. What business did Mclean's parents have early in their marriage?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mclean think about when she watches the stars from a party next door one night?
2. What does Mclean reveal about her mother's background and her parents' relationship later on?
3. Why does Mclean prefer to leave a place without saying goodbye?
4. Why is Mclean's mother upset when she phones Mclean at the beginning of Chapter 5?
5. In what way does Mclean feel that she is taking her mother's place regarding her father?
6. Explain the nature of Mclean's relationship with her father.
7. What point of view is the book written in and what does that reveal about Mclean, the main character?
8. What changes does Mclean see in her mother when she spots her at the big game?
9. What does David tell Mclean about his parents and why they are upset with him?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Opal. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Opal's character in the novel?
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
Create a brief character study of Mclean's mother. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were her dreams and fears? What was most valuable to her in her world?
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