2.Why does the author capitalize certain words or phrases, like My Lab Partner?The author capitalizes certain words or phrases for emphasis, to show thatsomething needs to stand out or is important.3.When Melinda cuts school, where does she go?The mall.4.What does Melinda compare the Mall to?a.Milk in the refrigerator b.God
c.Both A and B
d.None of the above5.How does the English class get punished for Rachel/Rachelle speaking up aboutsymbolism? What does Melinda learn about speaking up?They have to write an essay on symbolism. Melinda thinks that you get punishedif you speak up.6.What does Heather tell Melinda at lunch? How does Melinda react to this news?Heather doesn’t want to be her friend anymore because Melinda is depressed.Melinda is actually kind of upset.7.Who gives Melinda a card on Valentine’s Day?A.David PetrakisB.Andy Evans
C.No one8.While at the hospital, Melinda says, “There is nothing wrong with me. These arereally sick people, sick that you can see.” What does she mean by that statement?How might Melinda be ‘sick’?Because she is sick inside, in her head. She feels bad for being able to see their troubles and pain so obvious and out there.9.What happens between Andy and Melinda during In-School Suspension?Andy blows in her ear.10.What art movement started by Pablo Picasso helps Melinda to start drawing better trees?Cubism.11.What does the word “conundrum” mean?12.What does the word “wistful” mean?13.What does David invite Melinda to do? Why does she say no?Come to his house for pizza. She’s too scared to say yes, she’s afraid something badwill happen.14.We finally read about Melinda’s rape at the end of the marking period. Why do youthink the author waited so long to write about that night?So we would see how that one night has affected her, even months later. So thatwe could learn about Melinda first before learning about what happened.15.What do we learn about that night that we didn’t know before?That Melinda was a little drunk, that after she called the cops Rachel slapped her.
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