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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 which Biblical person does Alice liken herself?
2. Where does Theresa ask Alice to go with her?
3. What animal does Howard slaughter in Chapter 11?
4. What is notable about Alice's face when she sees the girls?
5. What does Alice do when she sees the girls in the jail?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Alice describe jail and why is it so difficult for her?
2. What information is Howard able to give Rafferty about Alice's past as well as his own?
3. What is Howard's interpretation of Alice's fleeing from the girls when they visit the jail for the first time?
4. What is the story about a dog and a tangled leash that recurs throughout the novel?
5. How does Theresa compare court to church?
6. What is Howard's perspective on the Goethe quote carved above the courthouse entrance?
7. Why is the lunch between Theresa and Alice so awkward?
8. How is the Goodwin family's life in the apartment radically different from the farm where they belong?
9. Why does Alice compare Howard to her father?
10. Describe Theresa's last night with Howard and the girls.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Create a brief character study of Alice. 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
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
Howard spends some alone time throughout the novel to contemplate his life. About what does he think? At what conclusions does he arrive? Explain why he is in a contemplative mood at this point in time.
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