105 pages 3 hours read

Gordon Korman


Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2012

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Answer Key

Chapters 1-3

Reading Check

1. Atlas (Chapter 1)

2. Superintendent (Chapter 2)

Short Answer

1. He uses the office microphone to announce that the school’s basketball team will lose their big game by 50 points. (Chapter 1)

2. It is an invitation to attend a school for the gifted, the Academy for Scholastic Distinction (ASD). (Chapter 3)

Chapters 4-6

Reading Check

1. Oz (Chapter 4)

2. Human Growth and Development (Chapter 6)

Short Answer

1. Their lives at school are strictly devoted to academics, and they never break the rules, which makes Chloe feel like a robot. (Chapter 4)

2. They try to get him to jump into the fountain. (Chapter 5)

Chapters 7-11

Reading Check

1. Beatrice (Chapter 7)

2. How to fail math (Chapter 9)

Short Answer

1. Donovan is the only one who can come up with a solution to the Human Growth and Development problem. (Chapter 8)

2. He says that Katie must be part of a wonderful family, not realizing that her brother is the student who caused the damage to the Hardcastle Middle School gym.