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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. Who will eventually be a major witness for the defense?
2. What is notable about Alice's face when she sees the girls?
3. Alice is perceived as a ________________ in prison.
4. What color does Alice wear in court to appear vulnerable?
5. Theresa faults her relatives for ________________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Alice's thoughts about religion as she is locked up?
2. What is happening in the Goodwin's lives that starts to let them feel normal again?
3. What is Howard's interpretation of Alice's fleeing from the girls when they visit the jail for the first time?
4. Why is the lunch between Theresa and Alice so awkward?
5. What are the details of Howard's sale of the farm and how much does he accept for its purchase?
6. Why does Alice compare Howard to her father?
7. What does Theresa tell Howard regarding her feelings about her and her life with Dan now?
8. What happens after Howard and the girls leave the jail and what does Howard bring up in a letter he writes to Alice?
9. How does Alice feel about Rafferty's plans for her and for the trial?
10. What is Theresa's response to Alice's arrest and what role will she probably play in Alice's defense?
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
The theme of the passage of time is an important one in the novel. How does the author begin to build this theme? Give examples of the passage of time throughout the book.
Essay Topic 3
The author uses more than one theme in the novel. Identify at least two themes in the story and then cite an example to support each theme.
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