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Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
How is the ever-changing Merryweather High mascot significant to the novel?
  1. It adds to the theme of identity
  2. It adds to the theme of individuality
  3. It adds to the theme of appearance vs. reality
  4. There is not significance to the novel
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
How does the setting affect Steve?
  1. He is more outgoing then the other prisoners
  2. He is more relaxed than the other prisoners
  3. He thinks he doesn't belong there
  4. He wants to forget he's in prison
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
The theme of art can been seen in which of the following?
  1. Melinda’s willingness to help Heather decorate for events
  2. Melinda’s form of communication
  3. Melinda’s journal
  4. Melinda’s fashionable outfits
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
What clique did Heather belong to?
  1. Cheerleaders
  2. Suffering Artists
  3. Eurotrash
  4. Marthas
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
What class does Melinda call "Sanctuary"?
  1. Social Studies
  2. English
  3. Art
  4. Spanish
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
Which quote best supports the claim that Melinda has a poor relationship with her mother?
  1. “We sleep in till noon on Christmas…They give me…a sketch pad with charcoal pencils. They say they have noticed me drawing.”
  2. “[Her parents] weren’t in the house. Both cars were gone. [Melinda] was supposed to have been at Rachel’s all night long.”
  3. “I open a paper clip and scratch it across the inside of my left wrist…Mom sees the wrist at breakfast and says, 'I don’t have time for this, Melinda.'”
  4. “I bet they’d be divorced by now if I hadn’t been born.”
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
How did the author, Laurie Halse Anderson, come up with Melinda’s character?
  1. Anderson’s daughter faced a similar situation, so Melinda is based on her daughter.
  2. Anderson used her own teenage life to come up with Melinda’s character.
  3. Anderson thought up Melinda in a dream.
  4. Anderson based the character of Melinda off of one of her students.
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
How is the ever-changing Merryweather High mascot significant to the novel?
  1. It adds to the theme of identity.
  2. It adds to the theme of individuality.
  3. It adds to the theme of appearance vs. reality.
  4. There is no significance to the novel.
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
Who is the main antagonist in Speak?
  1. Andy Evans
  2. Melinda Sordino
  3. Mr. Freeman
  4. Heather
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
Who is the narrator of Speak?
  1. Andy Evans
  2. Melinda Sordino
  3. Mr. Freeman
  4. Heather
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
How do art and sculpture help Melinda to deal with her trauma?
  1. She draws pictures of people she does not like.
  2. She communicates with others only through pictures.
  3. She becomes a member of the Suffering Artists clique.
  4. She uses art as an outlet to express her feelings.
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
Which quote best supports the claim that Melinda is ready to let go of her past?
  1. “A small, clean part of me waits to warm and burst through the surface. Some quiet Melinda girl I haven’t seen in months. That is the seed I will care for.”
  2. “I have no friends. I have nothing. I say nothing. I am nothing.”
  3. "I feel itchy inside my skin-antsy…I can’t sit still. I have to do something.”
  4. “Why didn’t I run like this before when I was a one-piece talking girl?”
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
Which quote best supports the claim that Melinda has found strength through her struggle?
  1. "I’ve been painting watercolors of trees that have been hit by lightning. I try to paint them so they are nearly dead, but not totally.”
  2. “I reach in and wrap my fingers around a triangle of glass [and] hold it to Andy Evans’s neck and say, 'I said no.'”
  3. "IT comes out the door…I stop on a frozen puddle. Maybe he won’t notice me if I stand still.”
  4. “I know my head isn’t screwed on straight. I want to … warp myself to another galaxy.”
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
While Melinda is at the mall skipping school one day, she notices the birds singing sweetly. What do the singing birds symbolize?
  1. A childhood wish of Melinda’s to own a pet bird
  2. Melinda’s wish to freely speak about being raped
  3. Andy Evan’s ability to live freely after raping Melinda
  4. Melinda’s wish to be free from going to school every day
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
Who found Melinda holding a piece of glass to "Its" throat after he tried to assault her again?
  1. The football team
  2. The lacrosse team
  3. Mr. Neck, the social studies teacher
  4. The principal and Heather
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
What do we find out in the climax of Speak?
  1. Melinda is a freshman who is hated by many for calling the police at a party where there was underage drinking.
  2. Melinda is finally ready to talk about her experience and move on.
  3. Melinda begins to change physically. Her lips are cracking and peeling and she begins to gain weight.
  4. Melinda was raped by Andy Evans at a party where there was underage drinking.
Grade 11 Young Adult Literature
What group(s) does Melinda identify with?
  1. The Suffering Artists and Thespians
  2. None. She is an outsider.
  3. Mostly the Jocks.
  4. The Plain Janes
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