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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. What does Mclean learn about Dave?
2. Riley tells Mclean that Dave is interested in whom?
3. This book is written from the perspective of whom?
4. In how many towns has Mclean lived in two years?
5. Why does a reporter take pictures of Mclean, David and some other kids?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Mclean reluctant to attend the big basketball game in town?
2. What does David finally realize about why Mclean is not excited to be at the big game?
3. What perspective does David give to Mclean when she is upset with her mother and having to go to the basketball game?
4. What is Mclean's relationship with her parents? What does Mclean blame for her parents' divorce?
5. 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?
6. Why is Mclean's mother upset when she phones Mclean at the beginning of Chapter 5?
7. What do the cupboards at Mclean's house reveal to David about her life and what does she tell him about her transient lifestyle?
8. Who is Peter and how is his personality revealed more in his request that Mclean go to a game with her mother?
9. What does Mclean think about when she watches the stars from a party next door one night?
10. Explain the nature of Mclean's relationship with her father.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author used more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.
Essay Topic 2
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of the search for love. Identify at least two instances about the search for love in the book and then cite examples to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of struggle. Identify at least two instances about struggle in the book and then cite examples to support your answers.
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