A Corner of the Universe Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nancy call Adam when she sees him on the street?

2. How many framed photos sit on Miss Hagerty's dresser?

3. Who brings drinks for the guests at Nana and Papa's house?

4. How does Adam spill ice on Hattie?

5. How does Angel treat Adam when she meets him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Dad's being an artist put a strain on Hattie's relationship with Nana?

2. What surprises Hattie about Adam's first visit to their home for a while?

3. What ominous statement does Hattie overhear Nana saying when Hattie gets home?

4. What does Hattie mean when she says she hates her porch and what is Adam's perspective on her feelings?

5. What secret ability does Adam have that he shares with Hattie?

6. Who is Adam and how does Hattie find out about him?

7. What does Adam do with his drink at dinner that makes Nana chastise him?

8. Why do Hattie and Adam equate themselves to being aliens?

9. What does Adam mean when he says that Hattie is the kind of person who can "lift the corner of the universe"?

10. What grandmotherly figures does Hattie have in her life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of responsibility. Identify at least two instances about responsibility in the book and then cite examples to support your answers.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Adam. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were his dreams and fears? What was most valuable to him in his world?

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Hattie Owen. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were her dreams and fears? What was most valuable to her in her world?

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