Yolonda's Genius 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. Why does Yolanda say Shirley cannot learn to double dutch?

2. How does Yolanda feel as she is waiting at the concert that night?

3. Where is Yolanda's family going for a visit?

4. How does Yolanda's mother's hair look?

5. What happens when the crowd gets loud?

Short Essay Questions

1. What "epiphany" does Yolanda have when she is at the park?

2. What does Aunt Tiny do for a living, and how does that help Yolanda's family?

3. Why does Yolanda send Shirley away in a cruel manner?

4. What does Momma say in reply to Yolanda saying Andrew is a genius and needs a special school?

5. How is Andrew responding to the new harmonica and what does Yolanda think will help him?

6. Why is Yolanda unable to listen as the concert opens?

7. What happens when Momma finally notices Andrew's new harmonica?

8. What happens when Yolanda notices three men eying her momma?

9. How does Yolanda explain all her questions to the security guards?

10. Describe Yolanda's family's first night with Aunt Tiny.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in "Yolonda's Genius". Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of human genius in "Yolonda's Genius". Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why? What do you think Yolanda would label as genius?

3. Trace and analyze the themes of bullying and prejudice in "Yolonda's Genius". Who are bullies? Who stands up to bullies? Who does not? Why do those who bully do so? Who is prejudice? What type of prejudice? What do you think is the result of Yolanda's prejudice? Who is able to change from being a bully? From prejudice?

Essay Topic 2

Yolanda is eleven throughout much of the novel. Discuss the following:

1. What are some ways that Yolanda seems like an average eleven year old? Give examples and why you say her activities are average teen activities.

2. What are some ways that Yolanda seems older than her age of 11? Give specific examples and discuss whether they seem consistent with the character of Yolanda as she is developed throughout the book.

3. Do you think most eleven year old girls would look out for their six-year-old brother in the ways Yolanda does? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 3

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think "Yolonda's Genius" is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

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