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 is sure that God could not let __________________.

2. Where does Alice work?

3. Howard wants Alice to get ______________________.

4. Alice has had no grounding in __________________.

5. Alice feels that she and Theresa are friends just like two characters in which classic television show?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Howard and the girls prepare to move out of the farmhouse?

2. What is Alice's perspective on Nellie's so-called generosity?

3. What is Theresa's response to Alice's arrest and what role will she probably play in Alice's defense?

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

5. How does the author show that Alice's thoughts on religion are still very elementary?

6. How does the author use foreshadowing by introducing Robbie Mackessy's mother in the hospital lounge scene?

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

8. What does Theresa tell Howard regarding her feelings about her and her life with Dan now?

9. Why is the lunch between Theresa and Alice so awkward?

10. What is Howard's interpretation of Alice's fleeing from the girls when they visit the jail for the first time?

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 loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of loss.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of religion. Identify at least two examples about religion in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of religion.

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