Define "Normal" Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Define "Normal" 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. When the Luthers bring Antonia back from dinner, where does Antonia say that her family has gone?

2. When Antonia feels like Jazz is not taking the peer counseling sessions seriously, Antonia says thats she has better things to do. What is she referring to?

3. What does Antonia make for dinner and then try to get her mother to eat in Chapter 3?

4. What is the nickname that Jazz assigns to Antonia?

5. What grade are the two main characters in when they meet in Chapter One?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Antonia's reaction to Jazz showing her the tattoo on her ankle?

2. Why does Jazz suggest that Shelly committed suicide?

3. What is Jazz's problem with Mrs. Bartoli?

4. Why is Mrs. Luther so impressed with Antonia?

5. What does Antonia cite as her biggest regret, and how does disclosing that affect the story?

6. What is the significance of the blank sheet of paper that Antonia hands to Jazz?

7. Who is Shelly and what is her significance to the book?

8. What is the significance of the smell of bacon and eggs to Antonia?

9. Why does Antonia not want Mrs. Luther to drive her home?

10. What does the word "cronk" mean?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The title is an important element of any book. Write an essay that explains the significance of the title, Define Normal. Give three examples from the book that show why this title is a good choice for the message of the book.

Essay Topic 2

Define the literary term "foil." Using this definition, give three specific examples of foils in the book.

Essay Topic 3

Gregoire is an important character in Jazz's life. Discuss at least three reasons why Gregoire is so appealing to Jazz. Include in your answer what the impact of Gregoire's actions are on Jazz's music career.

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