A Map of the World Test | Final 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. To what television program does Howard refer when discussing legal matters?

2. In what religion did Theresa grow up?

3. Rafferty wants Alice to behave like which actress while in court?

4. Rafferty enjoys an image of those he dislikes in court as _______________________.

5. How old is Robbie Mackessy?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Alice describe jail and why is it so difficult for her?

2. What does Theresa tell Howard regarding her feelings about her and her life with Dan now?

3. Describe Theresa's last night with Howard and the girls.

4. What is Theresa's response to Alice's arrest and what role will she probably play in Alice's defense?

5. What is Theresa's view on mercy at this point in her life?

6. Why is the lunch between Theresa and Alice so awkward?

7. How does Theresa compare court to church?

8. What is Howard's interpretation of Alice's fleeing from the girls when they visit the jail for the first time?

9. How do Howard and the girls prepare to move out of the farmhouse?

10. What happens after Howard and the girls leave the jail and what does Howard bring up in a letter he writes to Alice?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of the novel's title. What did the author mean by calling the book A MAP OF THE WORLD? Cite an example to support your answer.

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

Hamilton uses more than one instance of irony in the story. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the story and note why they are examples of irony. What is the major irony in the story? Explain.

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