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What school did Holling attend and where was it located?
He attended Camillo Junior High in Long Island, New York.
Why was Doug Swieteck a better choice to be hated by teachers?
He made up a list of 410 ways to make a teacher hate you.
What happened one day before Doug Swieteck returned to school?
Mrs. Sidman took an administrative position in the office.
Why did father say their house was the perfect house?
Because it was right in the middle of town, not north or south
Why did Mrs. Baker only have one student on Wednesday afternoons?
On Wednesday afternoons, half of her class went to Hebrew School at Temple Beth-El while the other half left for Catechism at Saint Adelbert's. That left Holling, a Presbyterian, as her only student.
Why did dad think Mrs. Baker was important?
She was a member of the Baker family who owned Baker Sporting Emporium and dad's architecture company was one of the companies bidding to design the new sport's emporium.
Why did Holling's school have coat closets instead of lockers?
His middle school used to be an elementary school and they still used the closets from that school.
What did Holling worry that Mrs. Baker may have done as he watched her walk toward his desk?
Who did Holling "take out" during a recess soccer ball game by "leaving his right foot behind"?
Doug Swieteck's brother
Why did Mrs. Baker give Mai Thi a very short sentence to diagram?
Mai Thi arrived from Viet Nam a few months earlier and knew very little English.
What suggestion did Mrs. Baker send Principal Guareshi concerning Holling Hoodhood?
Mrs. Baker suggested that Holling spend his Wednesday afternoons retaking sixth grade mathematics.
List four classroom chores Holling performed for Mrs. Baker on Wednesday afternoons in September and October.
Washed the blackboards, straightened the dictionaries, pounded the erasers outside against the brick wall, put up bulletin boards, swept cobwebs from the ceiling, wiped the grime from the lower half of the windows, and cleaned out the coat room.
What was in Doug's stash?
A box of tapioca pudding, a bag of marshmallows, a half-dozen ragged feathers, a bottle of red ink, and a plastic bag with something awful in it.
What were the signs of autumn?
The afternoon light changed to mellow and full yellows, air turned sweet and cool, people burned leaves.
What did Doug Swieteck's brother do to "act out" in front of his mom and teacher?
Banged erasers on his brother's head and stuck sticks of chalk in his mouth to look like he had had fangs.
What job did Mrs. Sidman hold before Holling's "soccer game incident"?
She was the playground monitor.
Why were Mr. Petrelli's hands stained blue?
They were blue from the ditto machine and taking the copies out wet.
What task required Holling to make twelve trips up three flights of stairs?
Mrs. Baker had Holling carry twelve dozen cream puffs from the school's kitchen to her classroom.
What happened to the pastries set aside for the Wives of Vietnam Soldiers' gathering?
Chalk dust accidentally settled on them.
What did Mrs. Bigio, the school cook, have in common with Mrs. Baker?
Both had husbands who were soldiers serving in Viet Nam.
Why did Holling's classmates demand he bring them all cream puffs?
Meryl Lee overheard him tell Mrs. Baker he didn't need another cream puff. Word spread and they demanded cream puffs too.
After the "cream puff accident," how did Mrs. Baker begin using her Wednesday afternoons with Holling?
Mrs. Baker began reading Shakespeare with him.
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