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. Who is the former parish priest whom Theresa visits?

2. Theresa tells Alice that she saw _____________________________.

3. What do the arresting officers allow Alice to take with her?

4. Alice's bail is set at what amount?

5. What instrument does Howard play after dinner?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does A MAP OF THE WORLD begin?

5. What is the tragedy that occurs early in the story?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

Prejudice takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite three examples that support this position.

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