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October Sky Study Guide

  • Course type: Self-paced
  • Available Lessons: 39
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    Author Homer Hickam Jr.: October Sky & Books

  • October Sky Study Guide Practice Test

Course Summary

Work through this ''October Sky'' Study Guide course to review the most important literary elements of the book. You can use this course to supplement your textbooks, get extra homework help, prepare for upcoming exams and get ahead in class.
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Lesson 1 - Author Homer Hickam Jr.: October Sky & Books Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399151].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399151].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Cape Coalwood in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399153].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399153].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Why is Coal Mining Important in October Sky? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399155].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399155].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Sputnik 1 Satellite: Definition, Facts & Launch Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17510].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17510].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - October Sky Math Equations & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399157].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399157].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Physics Used in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399159].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399159].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - October Sky Book vs. Movie: Similarities & Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399161].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399161].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is October Sky About? - Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399165].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399165].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - October Sky Themes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399167].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399167].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Symbolism in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399169].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399169].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Examples of Imagery in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399171].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399171].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Foreshadowing in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399173].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399173].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Metaphors in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399175].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399175].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Personification in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399177].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399177].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Homer Hickam Jr. in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399181].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399181].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Homer Hickam Jr. Quotes in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399183].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399183].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Rocket Boys in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399185].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399185].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Quentin Wilson in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399187].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399187].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Quentin Quotes in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399189].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399189].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Roy Lee in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399191].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399191].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Miss Riley in October Sky: Character Analysis & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399193].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399193].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Homer Hickam's Family in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399195].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399195].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Relationship Between Homer & His Father in October Sky Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399197].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399197].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - October Sky Chapters 1-3 Summaries Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399201].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399201].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - October Sky Chapters 4-6 Summaries Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399203].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399203].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - October Sky Chapters 7-9 Summaries Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399205].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399205].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - October Sky Chapters 10-12 Summaries Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399207].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399207].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - October Sky Chapters 13-15 Summaries Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399209].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399209].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - October Sky Chapters 16-18 Summaries Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399211].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399211].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - October Sky Chapters 19-21 Summaries Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399213].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399213].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - October Sky Chapters 22-24 Summaries Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399215].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399215].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - October Sky Chapters 25-26 Summaries Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399217].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399217].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - October Sky Epilogue Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399219].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[399219].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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