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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. Where do Howard, Alice and the girls stop on the way home from jail?
2. Which of the following is NOT something about court that Theresa compares to religion?
3. Who insists on interviewing Alice's daughters?
4. How much money does Howard accept for the farm?
5. What does Alice do between meals in jail?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Theresa's last night with Howard and the girls.
2. Why is the lunch between Theresa and Alice so awkward?
3. How does Theresa compare court to church?
4. What are the details of Howard's sale of the farm and how much does he accept for its purchase?
5. What is Theresa's response to Alice's arrest and what role will she probably play in Alice's defense?
6. How do the girls adapt to "hobo life" as Howard calls their apartment adventure?
7. What information is Howard able to give Rafferty about Alice's past as well as his own?
8. What is Theresa's view on mercy at this point in her life?
9. How is the Goodwin family's life in the apartment radically different from the farm where they belong?
10. How does Alice describe jail and why is it so difficult for her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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