Special Sub-Topic: Alice in Blunderland
|What does Lester say is one of Alice's names?|
Blunderbuss. At the beginning of the book, Lester lies to Alice and says that their family is actually from Russia and that her real name is Alicia Katerina de Balencia Blunderbuss Makinoli.
|What is the name of Lester's crush who calls regularly?|
Lisa. Two girls call Lester often. One of them is Mickey, who likes Lester but is not liked back, and one is Lisa, whose feelings Lester returns.
|What song is Alice's class singing when she messes up the whole song?|
America the Beautiful. The fourth graders are singing "America the Beautiful" for a program. Alice's class is practicing in the music room when the whole thing is thrown off by her, because she can't carry a tune. The teacher is about to go over the edge, but eventually she realizes that there's only one person messing up.
|Who was the Thanksgiving guest who was around Lester's age?|
Loretta Jenkins. Loretta is slightly younger, but she and Lester talked mostly to each other at Thanksgiving.
|When will Mr. Dooley's baby be due?|
April 12. Mr. Dooley's baby's due date is April 12 but it actually came on April 1.
|Which trait is NOT on the list of things Alice wants in a mother?|
Pretty. Alice does put down 'sexy', but not 'pretty'.
|What did Rosalind do while Alice was inside the snow cave?|
Kicked at it to cave it in. Rosalind told Alice that it would be funny if they pretended that Alice was buried in the snow. Before Alice could respond, Rosalind had kicked down the cave and Alice ended up trapped for real.
|Why does Alice try to get her present back from Mr. Dooley's valentine box?|
She didn't know that you shouldn't give a baby a present until just before it's born. Alice told her friends about the cap she'd given Mr. Dooley for his baby, but Dawn and Jody tell her that you shouldn't do that.
|What do Alice and her friends call themselves in the letter to Lisa Shane?|
The Secret Six. Alice, Rosalind, Sara, Dawn, Jody, and Megan get some food, medicine, and other items to donate to Lisa. They also collect some money to help send her to China, because they believe what Lester told Alice- that she is abused and wants to escape, where her parents won't find her, to work in a Chinese rice paddy.
|Where does Lester ask if Mrs. Nolinstock came from?|
Rent-A-Nazi. The exact quote from Lester: "Where did you find Mrs. Nolinstock, Dad? Some company called Rent-A-Nazi?"
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