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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. Why had Alice had a confrontation with Mrs. Mackessy?
2. Where does Lizzy die?
3. Alice needs Howard's help to ___________________.
4. Where does Howard's mother live?
5. What is annoying Howard about Alice lately?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does A MAP OF THE WORLD begin?
2. What is the relationship between Alice and her mother-in-law, Nellie, after Lizzy's funeral?
3. What advice does Theresa get from her friend, Albert, regarding mourning for Lizzy?
4. What is the significance of the maps of the world that Alice had drawn as a child?
5. What is Alice's job and why did she enter into this career field?
6. On what does Howard base the entirety of his legal knowledge?
7. What is Alice's only demand on Howard when she goes to jail?
8. How does the author show that Alice's thoughts on religion are still very elementary?
9. Describe the behavior of Howard and Alice in the church for Lizzy's funeral.
10. How does Howard react to Alice's arrest, especially noting Alice's behavior?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain Hamilton's use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author uses them where she does.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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