Wringer Test | Final 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. What does Palmer do when he knows the bird circling the field is Nipper?

2. What do the kids call the teacher of the class?

3. What does Palmer decide to do to avoid the warning?

4. Who brings Nipper into the meadow and then into the woods?

5. What did Palmer notice Mutto was carrying in his pocket on the way home from school?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Palmer choose Henry to invite up to his room to prove Nipper is no longer there? What happens between them when Henry is in Palmer's room?

2. What does Dorothy tell Palmer at the shoot that upsets him? How does he treat Dorothy? How does she respond?

3. In Chapter 32, Beans and the gang take Palmer to find Farquar for his birthday Treatment. When Beans demands that Farquar give Palmer the Treatment, he is faced with a bully bigger than himself. How does Beans respond to Farquar? How does Palmer?

4. How does Palmer's life change after Nipper is gone?

5. When the gang finds out from Palmer what he did in school to deserve an after-school punishment, how do they react? How does Palmer feel? What else does he do in order to stay in school a little longer?

6. Palmer makes his plan to avoid confrontation with Beans and Mutto on the night of his birthday. What is his plan, and does it work?

7. Why are Dorothy and Palmer certain they must get Nipper out of town? What other options do they have?

8. Why does Palmer begin to question his real reasons for sending Nipper away? What does he come to understand?

9. How do Dorothy and Palmer finally get Nipper safely out of town and away from danger? How does their behavior then represent their mood?

10. How does Palmer attempt to trick Nipper into not finding him again when he is with his friends? Describe his solution. Does it seem like this would work?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dorothy tells Palmer to simply tell everyone he does not want to be a wringer. Palmer believes this to be impossible to do. What does he explain to Dorothy about admitting he does not want to be a wringer? What are the consequences, and for who?

Essay Topic 2

There are two traditions in Palmer's town that frighten him, and yet he is drawn toward them both. What are these traditions? Why do they both frighten and interest Palmer? How are these two traditions similar?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Palmer's relationship with Dorothy and his relationship with the gang. How do the two (Dorothy and the gang) help Palmer to feel important? How do the two bring out the different sides of Palmer?

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