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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. How old is Miss Hagerty?

2. What is Hattie's last name?

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

4. Which character in the home movie refuses to look at the camera or smile?

5. How old is Adam?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Nana want Hattie to be like but Hattie continues to resist?

3. Hattie refuses to go with Betsy's family on their Maine vacations--what is more enjoyable for her during the Summers?

4. How do Nancy and Janet make Adam want to cry?

5. What morning task does Hattie complete every morning during Summer vacation?

6. Who is Betsy McGruder, and why does Hattie go to her house on this morning?

7. What is Hattie doing at the beginning of Chapter 5?

8. Why does Nana think that her daughter "married beneath her"?

9. What are Hattie's first impressions of Adam?

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

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

"A Corner of the Universe" is a classic coming-of-age story. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?

Essay Topic 3

"A Corner of the Universe" is a classic example of realistic fiction. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?

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