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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 does Mclean get to school in Chapter 9?
2. Deb has a real gift for ____________________.
3. Who does Gus tell Mclean that he is trying to avoid?
4. What does Mclean learn about why David never showed up at the hotel?
5. What are Mclean's plans for Spring Break?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Mclean's evolving thoughts about what home really is as she and her parents talk about the future?
2. How are Mcean's relationships with her parents and David making her feel more content now?
3. What makes Mclean so upset that she takes off from the beach house in her old car?
4. Explain the foreshadowing used by the author when she mentions Mclean's old car?
5. 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?
6. What does Lindsay do with Mclean's father at the restaurant that flusters Opal and starts to make Mclean feel like she's on shaky ground?
7. What does Mclean learn about why her mother has met with an attorney?
8. What is it about the model that makes it seem so orderly according to Mclean?
9. What does Mclean offer to do in exchange for her mother dropping the new custody arrangement?
10. What is different about this new place for Mclean and her father that typically doesn't happen?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
Explain Mclean's method of creating a new persona each time she enters a new school. Why does Mclean feel the need to reinvent herself with each move? What is the underlying psychological reason that Mclean creates her different identities?
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