When You Reach Me Test | Final Test - Hard

Rebecca Stead
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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. Miranda calls Annemarie from _________________.

2. Where does Miranda find the missing rolls?

3. What happens to Julia in Chapter 25?

4. What does the person in #113 do when seeing Marcus?

5. Why does Miranda go to Julia's house in Chapter 44?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the things that Julia does to annoy Miranda and Annemarie?

2. What is the significance of the third note which Miranda finds in her coat pocket?

3. What is missing from the apartment one day and what do Miranda and her mother think about what has happened?

4. What is Miranda's new outlook on life regarding how she is going to treat people?

5. What happens after Miranda phones Annemarie on New Year's Day?

6. Why is Miranda so surprised and happy when Annemarie is still at her house the morning after a sleepover?

7. Why does Miranda start calling Julia "Swiss Miss"?

8. Why do Annemarie, Colin and Miranda all quit their jobs after they get them back?

9. Why is Miranda happy when Julia is thrown out of the sandwich shop again?

10. How does the author use foreshadowing regarding Miranda's not telling Sal that he should no longer fear Marcus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the ongoing conflict between Julia and Miranda. What are the main sources of the conflicts? Why does it perpetuate? What does Miranda learn about the source of Julia's true anger? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Miranda spends some alone time throughout the novel to contemplate her life. What does she think about? What conclusions does she arrive at? Explain why she is in a contemplative mood at this point in time.

Essay Topic 3

What is the overall setting for the novel? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Stead choose to use these places in the novel?

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