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 in jail in which town?

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

3. Alice is arrested on charges of _________________.

4. Who are Alice's daughters?

5. What is Theresa's last name?

Short Essay Questions

1. What comment does Alice call out when the officers question her and how can it be detrimental for her?

2. What advice does Theresa get from her friend, Albert, regarding mourning for Lizzy?

3. What is the relationship between Alice and her mother-in-law, Nellie, after Lizzy's funeral?

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

5. How does the topic of reincarnation figure into Alice's thoughts now?

6. Describe how Howard's life has changed due to harassing phone calls and reporters.

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

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

9. What is the importance of Alice's mother recording Laura Ingalls Wilder's LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The author begins the story from Alice's perspective and then transitions to Howard's perspective and then reverts back to Alice's perspective. Why did she choose to tell the story this way? In what way is an alternating point of view more interesting for a reader? In what ways is it more complicated?

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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