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. What is Alice wearing when she sees the girls?

2. Who is one of the few adults, other than Theresa, who has spoken to Howard this summer?

3. About what does Theresa cry in Howard's arms?

4. What is the name of Howard's dairy museum?

5. What do Howard and Alice buy for the girls on the way home from court?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Alice refer to her map of the world while describing her jail experience?

2. How do the girls adapt to "hobo life" as Howard calls their apartment adventure?

3. Why does Alice compare Howard to her father?

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

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

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

7. What is the story about a dog and a tangled leash that recurs throughout the novel?

8. How is the Goodwin family's life in the apartment radically different from the farm where they belong?

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

10. What is Howard's perspective on the Goethe quote carved above the courthouse entrance?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Howard and Alice and Theresa and Dan. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, socialization, and other life-defining features.

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

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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