The Big Wave Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 136 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

The Big Wave Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 136 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. Jiya explains that ________________ knows why the sea gets angry.

2. Kino's father says that one day, Jiya will ___________________.

3. Even though he does not feel hungry, Jiya's body is _________________ for some food.

4. What is Jiya's father's profession?

5. Who is the most excited that Jiya will be joining the family?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is at the base of the mountain and why does Kino's father go there?

2. Where does Kino live?

3. How does Kino's father respond when Kino thinks it is cruel for the sky and sea to be calm again?

4. What does Kino's father tell him when Kino asks if they must always be afraid of something?

5. What does Kino's father say about Jiya's crying and what the family will do to let him mourn?

6. What is Kino's father's response when Kino says he doesn't think that Jiya can ever be happy again?

7. Why does Kino sometimes wish his father were a fisherman and other days glad that his father is a farmer?

8. Why does Kino's father say they must wait for Jiya?

9. What does Kino learn from his best friend, Jiya, about why the houses in the fishing village do not have windows facing the sea?

10. Why do Kino and his family surround Jiya as he begins to awaken?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Kino's father. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?

Essay Topic 2

There are several events of foreshadowing in the story. Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

THE BIG WAVE is a classic coming of age story. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category? Explain.

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