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This study guide is EXTRA CREDIT ONLY. You may choose to complete it to earn extra credit and to help you study for the test. This study guide, completed fully, is worth 10 extra credit points. Write a brief description of each of the following characters in the novel and their importance in the novel: 1. Stargirl: 2. Loe Borlock: 3. Archie Brubaker: 4. Kevin Quinlan: 5. Cinnamon: 6. Senor Saguaro: 7. Peter Sinkowitz: 8. Dori Dilson: 9. Hillari Kimble: 10. Wayne Parr:
Write the definitions of the following literary terms, and be prepared to find an example of each: 11. Foreshadowing: 12. 13. 14. Idiom: Metaphor: Personification:
15. Simile: You will be asked to write a short response to EACH of the following questions. Practice now for what your responses are to the following questions (2-3 sentences each): 16. 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? 17. 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? 18. 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? 19. 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? 20. 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?