When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where do Toby and Cal leave a sack of groceries?

2. Who gets asked to dance in Chapter 8?

3. Why does Toby pick up the dropped item he finds in Chapter 6?

4. What does Toby's dad ask him to take to Mrs. McKnight?

5. What does Cal see when he peeks inside Zachary's gold box?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Scarlett's relationship with Juan so important to her?

2. What is unusual about the letter Toby writes in Chapter 8?

3. What is the town rumor about Miss Myrtie Mae?

4. What is ironic about Cal and Toby chasing taunting fourth graders away from Zachary's trailer?

5. What are Antler's major downtown businesses?

6. Discuss the development of Gossimer Lake.

7. Why has Antler's population dwindled?

8. What questions does Cal ask Zachary the first time he meets him?

9. Why is Toby awake extra early at the beginning of Chapter 9?

10. Why do the boys continue to leave food items on Zachary's steps?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the character, Toby, and his growth throughout the novel.

Essay Topic 2

There are four points of view in which literature is written: first person, third person objective, third person limited, and omniscient. Which point of view does the author use in this book? Is this the most effective point of view for this story? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the author's writing experience and her successes of this book and others.

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