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Close To Famous

Practice Questions for Close to Famous by Joan Bauer.
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In the book Close to Famous, who is the author?
Joan Bauer
In the book Close to Famous, what is the main character's name?
Foster McFee p.3
In the book Close to Famous, as the story begins, what city are Foster and her mother fleeing from?
Memphis p.1
In the book Close to Famous, what is the name of the Elvis impersonator who is chasing Foster and her mother?
Huck p.1
In the book Close to Famous, what is the name of the muffin queen of Memphis?
Marietta Morningstar p.3
In the book Close to Famous, what advice did Foster's mother give her that convinced her to show up at Marietta's muffin shop and ask her if she could work there?
You can't just wait for things to happen, you've got to get out there and make your own breaks. p.3
In the book Close to Famous, what kind of role models does Foster tell Marietta Morningstar she is looking for?
Cooking role models p.3
In the book Close to Famous, what flavor of muffin did Foster take for Marietta Morningstar to taste when she first met her?
Pumpkin spice with walnuts p.4
In the book Close to Famous, what was Marietta Morningstar's main muffin truth?
Never take a fine muffin for granted, it can open doors to the deepest recesses of the human heart. p.5
In the book Close to Famous, how does Foster's mom eye look at the beginning of the story?
Swollen p.2
In the book Close to Famous, in Foster's first Cook's Tip, why does Foster say you should bake every day?
If you have to leave town fast, you'll always have something good to eat in the car. p.6
In the book Close to Famous, what did Foster's mother's ex-boyfriend Huck do to their house?
He broke their window. p.7
In the book Close to Famous, what did Foster's mother's ex-boyfriend Huck do to physically hurt Foster's mom?
Punched her in the eye p.8
In the book Close to Famous, who is Foster's favorite Food Network cook?
Sonny Kroll p.9
In the book Close to Famous, what happened to Foster's daddy?
He died in the army. p.10
In the book Close to Famous, what kind of singer is Foster's mom?
A back up singer. p.10
In the book Close to Famous, after Foster and her mother flee from Memphis, what state do they end up in?
West Virginia p.12
In the book Close to Famous, why did Foster's mom stop the car on the side of the road when they reached West Virginia?
Her mom is very tired and the fog is too thick to see through. p. 12
In the book Close to Famous, when Foster and her mother wake up after stopping on the side of the road in West Virginia, what does a lady who has approached them tell them about the location of their car?
It is an inch from the side of a cliff. p. 14
In the book Close to Famous, what are the names of the man and woman who tow Foster and her mom's car away from the edge of the cliff
Kitty and Lester p. 15
In the book Close to Famous, how did Kitty and Lester charge Foster's mom for towing their car away from the edge of the cliff?
Nothing, there was no charge. p.16
In the book Close to Famous, what is the name of the city in West Virginia that Kitty and Lester live in and Foster and her mom decide to drive to
Culpepper p.16
In the book Close to Famous, what scary sounding place does Lester say is in Culpepper
The prison p.16
In the book Close to Famous, how did Foster's daddy die in the Army
His helicopter got shot down. p. 21
In the book Close to Famous, where does Foster keep her father's belongings
In a pillow case from Las Vegas. p. 21
In the book Close to Famous, where was Foster's father stationed before he died
Iraq p.21
In the book Close to Famous, where does Lester offer for Foster and her mom to stay at no charge
A mobile home behind their place. p.22
In the book Close to Famous, what did the nurse at the health clinic in Culpepper insist on doing after she put an ice pack on Foster's mother's eye
Take a photograph of the eye. p.23
In the book Close to Famous, what kind of trailer do Kitty and Lester own and let Foster and her mom live in
An Airstream p.25
In the book Close to Famous, what do Kitty and Lester call the Airstream
The Silver Bullet p.26
In the book Close to Famous, what kind of garden do Kitty and Lester have in the yard next to the Silver Bullet
A tomato garden p.26
In the book Close to Famous, who lived in the Silver Bullet for 8 years until he keeled over in the kitchen one day and died
Lester's daddy p.27
In the book Close to Famous, what is hanging above the sink in the Silver Bullet that belonged to Lester's father
A stuffed fish p.27
In the book Close to Famous, what is the name of Lester and Kitty's cat?
Elvis p.28
In the book Close to Famous, what does the apron look like that Foster's mom made for her
It is green with a shooting star on it. p. 5
In the book Close to Famous, when they are unpacking their belongings in the Silver Bullet, what does Foster realize is missing
Her father's pillowcase with his belongings in it p.30
In the book Close to Famous, name 2 items in Foster's father's pillow case-
His dog tags from the army, the special award he got for getting killed, the letters he sent Foster, his cuff links from when he and Foster's mom got married, his little flag of Ireland, his donkey key ring that you press and get a hee-haw sound. p.30
In the book Close to Famous, what is Foster's mother's name
Rayka McFee p.31
In the book Close to Famous, what is the name of the little grocery store in Culpepper
FOOD p.31
In the book Close to Famous, what is for sale in Culpepper that has great upset a woman named Percy
The Church of God p.32
In the book Close to Famous, what does Foster say happens when she opens a book
Her brain closes up. p.37
In the book Close to Famous, what is the name of the song Foster's mom wrote for her last year on her birthday
"Foster's Song" p.39
In the book Close to Famous, what was the name of Foster's best friend back in Memphis
Eddington Carver p.40
In the book Close to Famous, what club did Foster and Eddington Carver form
The Two Kids Cooking Club p.40
In the book Close to Famous, what object does Foster talk to when she is practicing her cooking shows
Lester's daddy's stupid, dead fish p.41
In the book Close to Famous, what is the name of the most famous person in Culpepper
Miss Charleena Hendley p. 47
In the book Close to Famous, why is Miss Charleena famous
She was a movie and TV actress p.45
In the book Close to Famous, what awards has Miss Charleena won or been nominated for
An Emmy, a Golden Globe and was nominated for 2 Oscars. p.46
In the book Close to Famous, what is the name of the short boy Foster meets in the grocery, who is Miss Charleena's assistant
Macon Dillard p.47
In the book Close to Famous, what does Macon Dillard say he does, besides be Miss Charleena's assistant
He makes documentary films p.46
In the book Close to Famous, why did Miss Charleena leave acting and Hollywood
Her husband dumped her for a super model named Bliss. p.48
In the book Close to Famous, what is Foster's middle name
Akilah p.49
In the book Close to Famous, what is the meaning of Foster's middle name Akilah
Intelligent one who reasons p.49
In the book Close to Famous, how does Foster mostly remember her dad
Happy p.50
In the book Close to Famous, what is Macon's dream
To make a movie about the prison coming to Culpepper p.52
In the book Close to Famous, what are the issues the town has with the prison coming to Culpepper
The Jam & Jelly factory closed down, so many people got laid off, and the prison didn't hire many locals and it is hard to get work in Culpepper. p.53
In the book Close to Famous, what does Foster's mom's ex-boyfriend call Foster to tell her he has
Her dad's pillowcase full of his belongings p.55
In the book Close to Famous, after Huck calls to tell Foster he has her dad's pillow case, what food does Foster prepare for her and her mom
Smiling pizzas for sad days p.57
In the book Close to Famous, where in Culpepper does Foster's mom get a job
Fish Hardware p.61
In the book Close to Famous, what is Percy's son's name
Garland p.62
In the book Close to Famous, what sport does Garland participate in
Running p.62
In the book Close to Famous, what does Miss Charleena say to Foster when she first meets her at Miss Charleena's house
That she is not too impressed with her p.68
In the book Close to Famous, what kind of sweet foods does Miss Charleena especially like
Ho Ho's and Ding Dongs p.72
In the book Close to Famous, what does Macon ask Foster to do as his assistant with his movie making
Nod and take notes p. 75
In the book Close to Famous, what helpful organization did Percy start
The Helping Hands House p.78
In the book Close to Famous, what does the Helping Hands House do to help people
It gives families a place to stay for a few days when they come to visit their loved ones in prison. p.78
In the book Close to Famous, why did Macon get upset with Foster and fire her as his assistant
She didn't take notes during an interview for his movie. p. 79
In the book Close to Famous, who is Mrs. Dupree
The middle school principal p.82
In the book Close to Famous, what does Foster say when Mrs. Dupree asks her if she is looking forward to starting school
She says no ma'am, not one bit. P.82
In the book Close to Famous, where does Foster take chocolate chip muffins and vanilla cupcakes to see if they can be sold there
Angry Wayne's Bar & Grill p.85
In the book Close to Famous, what prank toy do Barry and Larry use at Angry Wayne's to bother people
A remote-controlled tarantula p.90
In the book Close to Famous, what percentage of the sales does Angry Wayne agree to give Foster for her cupcakes and muffins
50% p.91
In the book Close to Famous, what is Foster's mom's favorite book of all time
To Kill a Mockingbird p.93
In the book Close to Famous, why does Macon ask Foster to go to Miss Charleena's for a few days and do his chores for him
He has a fever and is coughing and has hives. p.94
In the book Close to Famous, who wants to buy the Church of God
The Taco Terrific restaurant chain p.96
In the book Close to Famous, who built the Church of God
Garland's late father, Percy's late husband p.96
In the book Close to Famous, why can't Foster do the chores on the list Miss Charleena gave her
She can't read. p.99
In the book Close to Famous, what excuse does Foster give Miss Charleena for why she can't read the chore list
She didn't bring her glasses. p.100
In the book Close to Famous, how did Miss Charleena figure out that Foster can't read
She tricked her by telling her the chore list said to feed her bird when there actually is no bird p.102
In the book Close to Famous, what was the first type of food Foster cooked for Charleena
A hamburger p.108
In the book Close to Famous, what does Miss Charleena tell Foster that they have in common
Miss Charleena used to have a terrible time with reading p.109
In the book Close to Famous, what deal do Foster and Miss Charleena work out to help each other
Foster will give Miss Charleena cooking lessons and Miss Charleena will help Foster with her reading. p.110
In the book Close to Famous, what does Foster's favorite Food Network Star Sonny Kroll say at the end of every show
We're on this road together. p.118
In the book Close to Famous, in one of her Cook's Tips, Foster says if you want to be remembered, you should do what
Bake p.127
In the book Close to Famous, when the doctor is checking on Miss Charleena because she says she is dying, what does the doctor say about her temperature and breathing
It's normal. p. 124
In the book Close to Famous, why is Macon angry with Foster after he gets well
He thinks she is trying to steal his job as Miss Charleena's assistant. p.131
In the book Close to Famous, what book does Foster check out from the Bookmobile
Sonny Side Up- Sonny Kroll's cookbook p. 135
In the book Close to Famous, what does Foster ask Angry Wayne for when she learns that the Helping Hands house is out of food
She asks for bread, eggs and grape jelly so she can make them breakfast. p.138
In the book Close to Famous, what is the little girl's name who is staying at the Helping Hands house who asks for scrambled eggs and grape jelly
Delilah May Canning p.141
In the book Close to Famous, what does Delilah May Canning ask Foster to do after breakfast that Foster cannot do
Read her a story p.141
In the book Close to Famous, what did Angry Wayne do when Foster offered to pay for the Helping Hands breakfast out of her cupcake earnings
He did not take her money and paid for it himself. p.146
In the book Close to Famous, what is the first book Foster wants Miss Charleena to help her learn how to read
Her Sonny Kroll cookbook, Sonny Side Up p.142
In the book Close to Famous, what was the first recipe out the Sonny Kroll cookbook that Miss Charleena helped Foster read
Banana Cake with Fudge Frosting p.148
In the book Close to Famous, what does Foster do when she realizes that Macon has been watching and listening to her learn how to read with Miss Charleena
She runs out of the house p.150
In the book Close to Famous, what does Amy Fish tell Foster that her dream is, even though Amy thinks it is dumb
To be a singer p.154
In the book Close to Famous, what bad and upsetting news does Lester tell Foster he heard on the news
That Sonny Kroll was in a bad accident p.156
In the book Close to Famous, what does Macon say is his problem, which is a problem that everyone can see but can't be fixed
He's short p.160
In the book Close to Famous, who else besides Miss Charleena is helping to teach Foster how to read
Foster's mom and Macon p.162
In the book Close to Famous, after Foster tapes a paper underneath Lester's daddy's stupid, dead fish that she has written the alphabet and new words she is learning on, what does Foster say to it every night before bed
Guard these words and letters. I'm counting on you. p. 164
In the book Close to Famous, how many cupcakes does Angry Wayne tell Foster he can move if she's up to it
Two dozen p.165
In the book Close to Famous, what new cupcake does Foster make for Cool Tool Saturday that no one in Culpepper has ever eaten
Chocolate malt p.166
In the book Close to Famous, what is the ultimate cool tool that Amy displays on Cool Tool Saturday
The Uber Tool p.167
In the book Close to Famous, what does Macon tell Foster that a doc filmmaker does
Be angry for the world p.170
In the book Close to Famous, what "bomb" does Foster's mom drop on her
She is going back to Memphis for a few days to take care of a few things. p.171
In the book Close to Famous, what does Foster say she has a fear of, besides reading
Elvises p.175
In the book Close to Famous, what kind of book does Macon make Foster look at in the Bookmobile to help her overcome one of her fears
A book about Elvis p.176
In the book Close to Famous, where does Lester take Foster while her mom is away in Memphis
Fishing at the lake p.178
In the book Close to Famous, what does Lester call the bass he catches in the lake
Horace p.180
In the book Close to Famous, when Lester is giving Foster advice about waiting while they are fishing, he says that you learn to wait and listen, and what else
To not be afraid of the quiet. p.181
In the book Close to Famous, what does Foster tell Lester about her dad while they are fishing
That he was brave and real responsible. p. 181
In the book Close to Famous, what reason does Foster's mom give for her arm being black and blue
She fell down p.183
In the book Close to Famous, what does Foster's mom bring back from her trip to Memphis
Foster's dad's Las Vegas pillowcase p.183
In the book Close to Famous, how did Foster's mom ex-boyfriend Huck figure out that Foster and her mom moved to West Virginia
Foster's mom had some papers from Fish Hardware in her car and he saw them p.185
In the book Close to Famous, what does Percy's name stand for
Perseverance p.190
In the book Close to Famous, what advice does Percy give Foster about what to do when you've got a big problem
To just start somewhere and do one little thing to make it better. p.190
In the book Close to Famous, what does Miss Charleena tell Foster on July 31st that Foster wants her to write down and sign
That Foster has had a serious breakthrough with her reading p.192
In the book Close to Famous, what word comes to Foster's mind when she sees or thinks of her white dress
Limited p.194
In the book Close to Famous, what does Foster's finally tell her actually happened to her arm while she was in Memphis
Huck grabbed her arm and yanked it hard when she was leaving. p.199
In the book Close to Famous, What does Foster tell Huck when he calls and says he is coming to Culpepper
That they moved, that her mom got a real good new job, and that she has a new boyfriend like Foster's daddy. p.196
In the book Close to Famous, what t-shirt do people begin wearing in Culpepper to protest Taco Terrific buying the Church of God
A taco t-shirt with an X though it p.201
In the book Close to Famous, what is in the box that Miss Charleena asks Foster to bring to her house
Foster's white dress p.204
In the book Close to Famous, what is in Miss Charleena's that she says is awful
Papers and magazines about Miss Charleena's husband cheating on her with super model Bliss p.205
In the book Close to Famous, what part in a script that Miss Charleena's agent Stan sent her does he want her to read so she can get back into acting
A voice-over for a horse in a feature cartoon p.207
In the book Close to Famous, what is the funny catch phrase that the horse in Miss Charleena's script says
"Toodles, turkey." p.209
In the book Close to Famous, what organization in Culpepper does Miss Charleena donate her money to
The Helping Hands house p.211
In the book Close to Famous, what activity does Foster have the kids participate in with her to keep them out of everyone's hair
Baking cupcakes p.212
In the book Close to Famous, who bursts into the Helping Hands house while everyone is there working on the house
Duke, who is Pearly and Babcock's dad and Val's husband p.215
In the book Close to Famous, when Duke bursts into the Helping Hands house, what does he say he is there to do
Get his family p.215
In the book Close to Famous, when Duke bursts into the Helping Hands house, what weapon does he say he has when his wife Val tells him she is not leaving with him
A knife p.217
In the book Close to Famous, what does Foster do to distract Duke after he bursts into the Helping Hands house and becomes angry
She talks to him about baking cupcakes p.217
In the book Close to Famous, when Duke is angry and in the Helping Hands house, what day does he say it is
His birthday p.221
In the book Close to Famous, what happens when Duke leaves the Helping Hands house
Angry Wayne makes a citizen's arrest of him p.222
In the book Close to Famous, what does Foster tell the reporter from the West Virginia Star about cupcakes after the Duke incident at the Helping Hands house
She says you don't know the power of a cupcake until your life depends on it. p.222
In the book Close to Famous, Foster says there's something about a cupcake that gets inside of people and helps them be what
Be the best they can be. p.222
In the book Close to Famous, what does the blackboard sign say that Angry Wayne puts out front of his restaurant
Prepare to meet your baker p.223
In the book Close to Famous, what is the cupcake called that Foster names after Pearly
Pearly's True Blue cupcakes p.224
In the book Close to Famous, what does Miss Charleena tell Foster that she has learned about her new school
They have a reading teacher named Mrs. Vick who specializes in what Foster needs. p.226
In the book Close to Famous, why is Foster's mom going to give a concert
To support the Helping Hands house p.226
In the book Close to Famous, what kind of ceremony does Miss Charleena decide to have for Foster
A graduation ceremony p.226
In the book Close to Famous, what kind of diploma will Foster be receiving at her graduation ceremony
A reading diploma with honors p.226
In the book Close to Famous, what does Miss Charleena want Foster to wear to her graduation ceremony
Her white dress p.227
In the book Close to Famous, where does the graduation ceremony for Foster take place
at Miss Charleena's house p.227
In the book Close to Famous, who attends the graduation ceremony for Foster
Foster's mom, Macon, Kitty, Lester, Amy, Garland and Percy Wilson p.227
In the book Close to Famous, after Foster's graduation ceremony, what is she finally able to do with one of her dad's letters
She is able to read it by herself p.229
In the book Close to Famous, what does Macon do when Huck shows up in Culpepper and begins harassing Foster
He films it p.231
In the book Close to Famous, who shows up as Foster and Macon are yelling at Huck to leave them alone
The sheriff p.232
In the book Close to Famous, what does Foster's mom say when she calls the nurse at the health clinic after Huck has shown up in Culpepper
She wants to press charges against Huck p.233
In the book Close to Famous, what do Foster and Macon decide to do for Sonny Kroll after his accident while he is in the hospital
Film Foster cooking and send it to him along with a letter p.239
In the book Close to Famous, why is the Church of God no longer for sale
Taco Terrific backed out and the deal fell through p.246
In the book Close to Famous, how does Foster say she is going to make the world a better place
One cupcake at a time. p.250