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                                     Study Questions
Page 3-24 “Welcome to Merryweather High” through “Heathering”
(Choose any 4 of the following questions to answer in complete sentences/paragraphs. Write
your answers on a separate sheet of paper. Look carefully at the question value points if you
want to be eligible to score more points. Value points are at the end of each question.)


   1. Q:* How does Melinda feel the first day of high school? Why? Describe a time when you
           felt totally alone. (Value = 3)

   2. Q:* What is the new name of the Merryweather High School ascot? Why do you think
           the school board changed the name? (2)

   3. Q: Identify Melinda’s former clan and explain what has happened to it. (2)

   4. Q:* Who is Melinda’s ex-best friend? How does she treat Melinda? How would you feel
           and what would you do in a similar situation? (3)

   5. Q: Identify Melinda’s teachers and her characterization of them. (3)

   6. Q: Who is Heather? Identify her “plan” and explain Melinda’s reaction. (3)

   7. Q: How does Mr. Freeman assign art projects for the year? What is Melinda’s? How
           does she feel about it? (3)

   8. Q: Describe Melinda’s home life. (3)

   9. Activity: Draw a caricature of one of Melinda’s teachers based on her description or
                write a limerick about one of the teachers. (2)

   (Total Possible Value =12)




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Page 24-46 “Burrow” through “Nightmare”
(Choose any 4 of the following questions to answer in complete sentences/paragraphs. Write
your answers on a separate sheet of paper. Look carefully at the question value points if you
want to be eligible to score more points. Value points are at the end of each question.)


   1. Q* What happens to Melinda when she attends the pep rally? Why do you think she
           doesn’t report the harassment to the school officials? Identify a time you or someone
           you know had a similar experience. (3)

   2. Q: What does Melinda reveal about the preceding summer? (2)

   3. Q: Explain the paradox of the cheerleaders as Melinda views them. (3)

   4. Q:* What does Melinda paint the week after the pep rally? Why is this significant? (3)

   5. Q:* What happens when Melinda visits Heather on Columbus Day? What do you think
           this reveals about Heather? (3)

   6. Q:* How do Melinda’s parents react about her grades? How would your parents react in
           a similar situation? (2)

   7. Q:* Who are the Marthas? Why are they important to the story? Are you or anyone you
           know a “Martha.” Explain your answer. (3)

   8. Q: Prediction: What will happen between David Petraksi and the social studies teacher?
                          (3)

   9. Q: Activity: Write a poem or a paragraph explaining what you think IT represents. (3)

   (Total Possible Value =12)




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Page 49-68 “Go ______ (Fill in the Blank)!” through “First Amendment, Second Verse”
(Choose any 4 of the following questions to answer in complete sentences/paragraphs. Write
your answers on a separate sheet of paper. Look carefully at the question value points if you
want to be eligible to score more points. Value points are at the end of each question.)


   1. Q:* What does the social studies class debate? Why? Who challenges the teacher? How
           does the class session end? How do you feel about the teacher’s response? (4)

   2. Q:* Describe Thanksgiving Day at Melinda’s home. Explain why you agree or disagree
           that her family’s interaction is symptomatic of a dysfunctional family. (4)

   3. Q: Describe the art project Melinda creates from turkey bones. Why does she do this?
           How do Mr. Freeman and Ivy react? (4)

   4. Q:* Who is David Petrakis? What significance do you think he has in Melinda’s life? (2)

   5. Q: Explain the metaphor on p. 66, “Ninth grade is…a zit-cream commercial before the
           Feature Film of Life.” Write your own metaphor about the ninth grade. (3)

       (Total Possible Value =12)




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Pages 69-92 “Wombats Rule!” through “Dark Art”
(Choose any 4 of the following questions to answer in complete sentences/paragraphs. Write
your answers on a separate sheet of paper. Look carefully at the question value points if you
want to be eligible to score more points. Value points are at the end of each question.)


   1. Q: Explain how Melinda feels about Christmas. How does she spend her Christmas
           vacation? (3)

   2. Q:* What athletic ability does Melinda reveal? How does the coach react and what is
           Melinda’s response? Why do you think she feels this way? (3)

   3. Q:* How would you describe the relationship between Heather and Melinda? (2)

   4. Q:* What happens to trigger Melinda’s suicide attempt? Do you think she really intends
           to harm herself? (2)

   5. Q: *Who is IT? What effect does his appearance have on Melinda? What do you think
           has happened that makes Melinda react so intensely? (3)

   6. Activity: Write an alliterative description of your high school mascot. (3)

   (Total Possible Value =12)




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Pages 95-116 “Death of the Wombat” through “Clash of the Titans”
(Choose any 4 of the following questions to answer in complete sentences/paragraphs. Write
your answers on a separate sheet of paper. Look carefully at the question value points if you
want to be eligible to score more points. Value points are at the end of each question.)


   1. Q:* What is the current name of the Merryweather mascot? Why has it been changed? If
           you could change the name of your school mascot, what would it be? Why? (4)

   2. Q:* How does Melinda react to the symbols in The Scarlet Letter, especially the reference
           to Hester’s “A”? What do you thinks this reveals about Melinda? (2)

   3. Q:* What does Heather tell Melinda when she dissolves their friendship? How does it
           affect Melinda? Explain how you would feel if a “friend” of yours did this. (3)

   4. Q: What does Heather do as a “final blow” to Melinda? What does this cause Melinda to
           do? (2)

   5. Q: What two things cause the conference with Melinda’s parents in the principal’s
           office? What do the adults want Melinda to do? What does she do? (3)

   6. Activity: Complete the following: “True friendship is…” “False friendship is…” (4)

   (Total Possible Value = 14)




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Pages 116-137 “MISS” through “A Night to Remember”
(Choose any 4 of the following questions to answer in complete sentences/paragraphs. Write
your answers on a separate sheet of paper. Look carefully at the question value points if you
want to be eligible to score more points. Value points are at the end of each question.)


   1. Q: What is the result of the conference with Melinda’s parents? What is the most
           traumatic result of this? (2)

   2. Q:* Who gives Melinda a ride to the store where her mother works? What does he tell
           her just before they part? Do you think this is important? (3)

   3. How does Melinda view herself? (3)

   4. Q:* Why does Melinda refuse to go with David to his house after the ball game? How
           does she feel? Why do you think she feels this way? (3)

   5. Q:* What happened to Melinda the night of the party? Why do you think she has never
           told anyone? (2)

   6. Activity: Write a metaphor or a simile for “rape” or “despair.” (2)

   (Total Possible Value =11)




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Pages 141-168 “Exterminators” through “Real Spring”
(Choose any 4 of the following questions to answer in complete sentences/paragraphs. Write
your answers on a separate sheet of paper. Look carefully at the question value points if you
want to be eligible to score more points. Value points are at the end of each question.)


   1. Q: Explain the debate over the name of the school mascot. (2)

   2. Q: What does Melinda learn about Rachel? How does she react? What does she finally
           do? (3)

   3. Q:* What does Melinda write her extra-credit report about? Explain why she does or
           does not improve her grade. How do you feel about the teacher’s actions? Explain
           your answer. (3)

   4. Q:* What happens when Andy Evans finds Melinda alone in the art room? What do you
           think would have happened if Rachel had not appeared? What would you have done
           if you were Melinda? (3)

   5. Q:* What happens when Melinda is home sick? Why is this significant? (2)

   6. Q: Explain the significance of Melinda’s work in the yard. (2)

   7. Activity: Explain in a poem or paragraph how you feel about anonymous notes: (3)

   (Total Possible Value =12)




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Pages 168-198 “Fault” through “Final Cut”
(Choose any 4 of the following questions to answer in complete sentences/paragraphs. Write
your answers on a separate sheet of paper. Look carefully at the question value points if you
want to be eligible to score more points. Value points are at the end of each question.)


   1. Q:* What does Melinda write on the bathroom wall? Why do you think this is
           significant? (2)

   2. Q:* Why does Heather come to Melinda’s house? What is the result? Why is this
           significant? (3)

   3. Q: What steps has Melinda taken to improve her life? (3)

   4. Q: What happens when Melinda talks to Rachel? Describe the interaction between
           Rachel and Melinda when Melinda tells her about the rape. (3)

   5. Q:* What does Ivy show Melinda in the girls’ bathroom? What does this tell you about
           Andy Evans? (2)

   6. Q: How does Melinda compare her survival with the diseased tree? (2)

   7. Q: Explain what happens in the final confrontation between Melinda and Andy.(4)

   8. Q:* What happens in the denouement? If you were Melinda, would you feel optimistic or
           pessimistic about your future? Explain your answer. (4)

   (Total Possible Value =14)




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