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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. What is Alice's last name?

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

3. Where is Alice taking the girls when the police arrive?

4. How can Alice be characterized?

5. Where does Alice go when she bolts from the church?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the sale of the farm affect both Howard and Alice?

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

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

4. How does Theresa compare court to church?

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

6. What is Alice's perspective on forgiveness by the end of the novel?

7. How does Alice feel about Rafferty's plans for her and for the trial?

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

9. How does Howard describe his state of confusion in Chapter 11?

10. What stresses wear on Howard both at home and with Alice's incarceration?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Howard. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--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

Howard spends some alone time throughout the novel to contemplate his life. About what does he think? At what conclusions does he arrive? Explain why he is in a contemplative mood at this point in time.

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