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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. Which of the following is NOT someone who Hattie sees in the home movie?

2. Who is the servant who passes the food in the dining room?

3. Why does Adam return to the boardinghouse later that day?

4. Adam recalls that Hattie's birthday is ____________________.

5. Nana calls Adam's gift of days and dates __________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Hattie learn about her family that shows that they don't really talk to each other?

3. Why does Hattie decide not to ask Nana to take her to the movies?

4. Who are the Strowskys, and how does Hattie meet them?

5. What become?s evident about Nana's relationship with Adam and why does Adam's presence make her unhappy

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

7. Why is Hattie so immediately drawn to Adam?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Dad. 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 2

There are several events of foreshadowing in "A Corner of the Universe". Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

The author used more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book, and then explain why the examples support the theme.

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