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DO NOT write on this test. Please write all answers on a separate sheet of paper. Take your time and choose your answers carefully. Multiple Choice. Choose the option that best represents the answer to each question:
1. What is Stargirl’s real name? A. Rebecca B. Susan C. Ashley D. Samantha 2. Archie Brubaker is a retired: A. Archaeologist B. Janitor C. Baker D. Paleontologist 3. Who or what is “Senor Saguaro?” A. The Spanish teacher at MAHS B. The local grocer C. A 30 ft. tall cactus D. Leo’s mentor 4. Who gave Leo the porcupine tie at the start of the novel? A. Kevin B. Hillari C. Stargirl D. Archie 5. What is the name of the TV show that Leo directs? A. “The Hot Seat” B. “The Hot Pants” C. “The Hot Spot” D. “The Hot Tamale” 6. What is the name of Stargirl’s pet rat? A. Dori B. Nutmeg C. Peter D. Cinnamon 7. Who takes Stargirl to the Ocotillo Ball? A. Leo B. Wayne C. Kevin D. No One
8. What happens at the Ocotillo Ball? A. Stargirl leads the Bunny Hop into the desert B. Hillari slaps Stargirl C. Both A and B
D. None of the above 9. What does Stargirl claim she wants to do when she grows up? A. Own a silver lunch truck B. Be a teacher C. Rescue animals D. Design costumes 10. What dirty trick do her fellow cheerleaders play on Stargirl to punish her for cheering for the opponents as well as the Electrons? A. They spread rumors about her B. They text everyone to ignore her C. They leave her at the other school D. They make her date Kevin 11. What point-of-view is the story told from? A. Stargirl B. Archie C. Kevin D. Leo 12. What was thrown at Stargirl while she cheered at a basketball game? A. A tomato B. Confetti C. A banana D. Flowers 13. What is the name of the band Stargirl starts with Dori Dilson? A. The Sunflowers B. The Ukee Dooks C. Banana Roadster D. The Roadrunners 14. Which of the following characters dislikes Stargirl? A. Leo B. Archie C. Wayne D. Hillari 15. Which of the following words best describes Archie? A. Lazy B. Wise C. Stubborn D. Hostile 16. Which of the following words best describes Leo? A. Sweet B. Mean C. Cowardly D. Understanding 17. Which of the following words best describes Stargirl? A. Unique B. Quiet
C. Introverted D. Snotty What rumor about Stargirl does Hillari Kimble start? A. That she’s a liar B. That she’s a boyfriend-stealer C. That she’s sent by the faculty to increase school spirit D. That she is a robot What are Hillari Kimble’s three claims to fame? A. Her mouth, the hoax, and Wayne Parr B. Her hair, being a cheerleader, and being mean C. Her boyfriend, her mouth, and being rich D. Her popularity, her house, and Wayne Parr Where is the setting of the story? A. Red Rock, Arizona B. Phoenix, Arizona C. Mica, Arizona D. Scottsdale, Arizona
Literary Terms. Choose the literary term that each example represents (some literary terms are used more than once!): 21. “The sun lay down behind the mountains.” A. Simile B. Idiom C. Metaphor D. Personification E. Foreshadowing 22. “She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl.” A. Simile B. Idiom C. Metaphor D. Personification E. Foreshadowing 23. “We both thought the prickly pear cactus looked like Ping-Pong paddles with whiskers, and that saguaros looked like dinosaur mittens.” A. Simile B. Idiom C. Metaphor D. Personification E. Foreshadowing 24. “The rat she brought to school was only the tip of the iceberg.” A. Simile B. Idiom C. Metaphor D. Personification
E. Foreshadowing 25. “The moon rose into the sky like a lost balloon.” A. Simile B. Idiom C. Metaphor D. Personification E. Foreshadowing 26. “How could I know that when the end came, I would be in the middle of it?” A. Simile B. Idiom C. Metaphor D. Personification E. Foreshadowing 27. “A kid named Ron Kovac. He stood six-foot-eight and averaged thirty points per game. Our players looked like Davids flailing against Goliath.” A. Simile B. Idiom C. Metaphor D. Personification E. Foreshadowing 28. “Festooned with Cantonese lanterns, the ball in the distance looked like a cruise ship at sea.” A. Simile B. Idiom C. Metaphor D. Personification E. Foreshadowing 29. “The sun was melting butter over the Maricopas.” A. Simile B. Idiom C. Metaphor D. Personification E. Foreshadowing 30. “It was wonderful to see, wonderful to be in the middle of: we mud frogs, awakening all around.” A. Simile B. Idiom C. Metaphor D. Personification E. Foreshadowing
Short Answer. Write a 2-3 sentence response to the following questions: 31. Archie Brubaker is the voice of reason throughout the novel. Archie has many thoughtful insights into the personality of Stargirl, and at one point says about her: "You'll know her more by your questions than by her answers. Keep looking at her long enough. One day you might see someone you know." Now that you've finished the novel, what do you think Archie means by this statement? 32. Do you, as a reader, like Stargirl? If you were a student at Mica High, would you reach out to her like Dori Dilson, or reject her like Hillari Kimble? Do you think the students of Mica High are ultimately too harsh on Stargirl? 33. The Ocotillo Ball at the end of the novel represents a turning point. Do you think Stargirl made a deliberate attempt to say goodbye at the ball? What do you make of the students' behavior at the ball, and what does this tell you about the student body of Mica High as a whole? 34. What is the irony at the end of Stargirl? Is Stargirl popular after all? What happens to the "popular" kids in the novel; do they stay popular? 35. Archie says about Stargirl, "Star people are rare. You'll be lucky to meet another." Do you think Leo was grown-up enough for his relationship with Stargirl? How about the students of Mica High? Will Leo ever figure Stargirl out?
Answer Key: 1. B 2. D 3. C 4. C 5. A 6. D 7. D 8. C 9. A 10. C 11. D
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A B D B C A C A C D C A B A E A A C C – 35. SHORT ANSWER