Blankets: An Illustrated Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 93 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Blankets: An Illustrated Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 93 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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. Who falls on the ice?

2. What cartoon is on TV?

3. Neither Craig nor Raina do which of the following:

4. Raina and Craig are _____.

5. What does Steve bring home for breakfast?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss Raina's family.

2. Explain the scene with Raina and Ben in the kitchen.

3. What causes the boys to argue?

4. Discuss the challenge undertaken by Craig and Phil each winter. Who is the winner?

5. What is Craig's opinion about what the teacher said?

6. What happens when Craig and Raina find each other in the cafeteria?

7. Why does Craig hate school?

8. Discuss the conversation between Craig and his minister.

9. What are Craig's thoughts about living?

10. What are Craig's feelings about Raina when they kiss?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Craig's visit to Michigan changed his life in a number of ways, from learning about a new family to exploring first love. During the stay, Craig says, "When I'd first arrived, we were full of restlessness and enthusiasm - awake to all sensation. The days inbetween wandered aimlessly and blended together - oblivious to any other world" (Chapter 7, p. 379). What had changed from the time Craig arrived until he made that statement? What did Craig learn? How was Craig changed from the experience? How was Raina changed? How might these changes affect each in the future?

Essay Topic 2

Craig often thinks about running away. However, he does not run away, but realizes that he should be grateful for his family. Raina also talks about running away when her parents talk about getting a divorce. Later, Craig and Raina talk about running away together. Discuss running away. Is it a good or bad idea? Why doesn't anyone go through with it? What might happen to one who runs away?

Essay Topic 3

Raina tells Craig that her parents adopted Ben and Laura because they felt blessed and lucky and wanted to share their good fortune with someone in need. Discuss this philosophy. Why do you think Steve and Judy chose to adopt kids with Down's syndrome? What did Raina mean when she said that her parents hadn't planned for the long haul? Do you believe in being blessed or lucky? What might happen to Ben and Laura after the divorce?

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