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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 offer to do if her mother will drop the legal action?
2. How does Mclean get to school in Chapter 9?
3. Chuckles makes many different references to ________________.
4. Where does Mclean go when school lets out early?
5. Where is Gus being transferred for his job?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the foreshadowing used by the author when she mentions Mclean's old car?
2. What do her friends confront Mclean about that makes her run from the restaurant where she had been helping with the model?
3. How does Mclean's mother respond when Mclean confronts her on the phone about the choices her mother has made that have impacted their lives?
4. What are Mclean's evolving thoughts about what home really is as she and her parents talk about the future?
5. What is unusual about Mclean's seeing her mother on TV when David and his father are over watching the game?
6. What makes Mclean so upset that she takes off from the beach house in her old car?
7. What is it about the model that makes it seem so orderly according to Mclean?
8. What does Mclean learn about why her mother has met with an attorney?
9. How does Gus show his commitment to making the restaurant a success?
10. Why do Mclean and Deb especially enjoy going to Riley's house for dinner?
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
What is the greatest lesson Mclean learns from Dave? Is it that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Mclean always recall about her feelings about Dave during her time in Lakeview?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Deb. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Opal's character in the novel?
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