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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. Who is the U.S. President at the beginning of the Great Depression?
2. Betty's mother thinks Betty's diet is fine as long as ____________________.
3. Who does Lottie think killed Sade's husband?
4. What do Lottie and Betty do after Charles refuses to take them to town to window shop?
5. What is notable about the friendship between Betty and the person in #55?
Short Essay Questions
1. What special talent does Lottie have and why does she take so much pride in it?
2. Why is no serious investigation ever launched to determine Roy's murderer?
3. Who does Lottie determine has killed Roy and why does she choose to keep quiet about it?
4. Why is Lottie so ashamed about Betty's illness?
5. What does Lottie do when Charles does nothing when a boy is killed at the mill?
6. What is Lottie's recurrent romantic fantasy and how does her real life differ from the dream?
7. How does Lottie intervene in Sade's marriage regarding her cheating husband?
8. How does the author use punctuation to indicate the speakers in the story?
9. What illness does Betty contract as a child and what is the cause of it?
10. In whose voice is the Introduction written and what is the message?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Create a character study of Lottie. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Lottie?
Essay Topic 2
A CURE FOR DREAMS is a classic story of loss and renewal. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
The story in A CURE FOR DREAMS is essentially told via flashbacks. What is a flashback? Why would an author choose to utilize a flashback in his work? Are there benefits to utilizing flashbacks when creating a work of fiction? Explain.
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