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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. Howard and the girls move into a townhouse at _____________________.
2. What does Howard leave at the house?
3. What is ruining Howard's farm?
4. In what city is Alice in jail?
5. Where does Howard get a job?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Alice refer to her map of the world while describing her jail experience?
2. What information is Howard able to give Rafferty about Alice's past as well as his own?
3. What is Howard's perspective on the Goethe quote carved above the courthouse entrance?
4. How does Theresa add comfort to the lives of Howard and the girls at the same time that the farm is dying?
5. What is Theresa's response to Alice's arrest and what role will she probably play in Alice's defense?
6. How does the sale of the farm affect both Howard and Alice?
7. How do the girls adapt to "hobo life" as Howard calls their apartment adventure?
8. What is the purpose of the interviews conducted with Alice's daughters and the Child Welfare Office?
9. What happens after Howard and the girls leave the jail and what does Howard bring up in a letter he writes to Alice?
10. Why does Alice compare Howard to her father?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of religion. Identify at least two examples about religion in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of religion.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Explain Hamilton's use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author uses them where she does.
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