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1. Pretend you are Dustin Groat sitting in the back of the room observing his sixth-grade classmates. Describe your impressions of the students and the teacher in the room.

2. Many states allow parents to homeschool their children. Does your state?

What regulations are placed on this type of education?

3. Research Quantrill's Raiders and the part they played in the bloody border war in Kansas and Missouri.

4. Compare and contrast the personalities of the three equal best friends, Carly, Randi, and Alicia.

5. Grove uses foreshadowing. Find examples where the author gives hints of something that is going to happen.

6. The second amendment to the Constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms. Do you feel that drug dealers like the Groats were therefore allowed by law to amass their arsenal? Explain.

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