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. Which of the following is NOT a reason why Alice sleeps for days?

2. To whom had Alice reported her slapping a student?

3. Alice is arrested on charges of _________________.

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

5. Alice asks Howard not to tell Nellie or ___________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What bizarre ideas does Alice have regarding sacrifice in Christian beliefs?

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

4. Describe the behavior of Howard and Alice in the church for Lizzy's funeral.

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

6. What thoughts does Alice have regarding God that show her elementary thinking on the topic?

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

8. Why does Alice compare herself to Mr. Rochester's mad wife in JANE EYRE?

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

10. What is the purpose of the shopping trip to get Howard a new suit?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the overall setting for the novel. Why does Hamilton use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Create a brief character study of Alice. 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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