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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. Rafferty wants Alice to behave like which actress while in court?
2. In what city is Alice in jail?
3. Rafferty intends to reveal Mrs. Mackessy as ________________.
4. What does Howard leave at the house?
5. Why is Alice mad at Theresa?
Short Essay Questions
1. What information is Howard able to give Rafferty about Alice's past as well as his own?
2. What are the details of Howard's sale of the farm and how much does he accept for its purchase?
3. What is Howard's interpretation of Alice's fleeing from the girls when they visit the jail for the first time?
4. What happens after Howard and the girls leave the jail and what does Howard bring up in a letter he writes to Alice?
5. What is Howard's perspective on the Goethe quote carved above the courthouse entrance?
6. How does Alice feel about Rafferty's plans for her and for the trial?
7. What is the purpose of the interviews conducted with Alice's daughters and the Child Welfare Office?
8. What are Alice's thoughts about religion as she is locked up?
9. What is Alice's perspective on Nellie's so-called generosity?
10. Why does Alice compare Howard to her father?
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
Hamilton is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.
Essay Topic 3
Create a brief character study of Theresa. 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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