A Map of the World 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. Alice has had no grounding in __________________.

2. What does Howard think about the prayers at the hospital?

3. Who is the woman who gossips at the funeral?

4. Who is the Collins' remaining daughter?

5. What does Howard's mother tell him he needs to buy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the maps of the world that Alice had drawn as a child?

2. What advice does Rafferty give Alice and what does Howard worry about, given Alice's history?

3. Describe the School Board meeting when Alice runs away.

4. What is the nature of the impromptu meeting between Alice and Theresa in the apple orchard?

5. How do Mrs. Mackessy and Mrs. M.L. Glevitch push Alice to the breaking point at Lizzy's funeral?

6. Why do the police officers wait outside the restroom and why do they want to question Alice?

7. On what does Howard base the entirety of his legal knowledge?

8. How does Howard react to Alice's arrest, especially noting Alice's behavior?

9. What is the purpose of Chapter 7 and how will Nellie's departure mean volatility?

10. What is revealed about Alice and Howard's religious beliefs?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one theme in the novel. Identify at least two themes in the story and then cite an example to support each theme.

Essay Topic 2

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Howard and Alice and Theresa and Dan. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, socialization, and other life-defining features.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Nellie. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her--if anything--at this point?

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