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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. Rose knows that __________ sees her differently than other men see her and that their physical attraction will fade in time.
2. Ginny finds out that ________ had a heart attack while pushing a shopping cart down a grocery store aisle.
3. Ginny is working as a waitress at the ____________ Restaurant off Interstate 35.
4. What can Ginny not find in the house and she finally gives up at 3 AM and finds another accommodation?
5. Rose remembers that her mother died when she was at _____________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Ginny do between shifts at her new job as a waitress?
2. What does Mr. Cartier tell Ginny and Rose, Pete and Ty to do in order to keep up with their case?
3. What does Ty do when he's in town with Ginny at the Perkins Restaurant?
4. What did Ginny do when she was 3-and-a-half that made her aware of her own skin?
5. What does Ginny do when she slips out of bed as Ty is sleeping one night?
6. What does Ty discover in the old dairy barn he's converting for the hog operation?
7. What is the status of Harold's eyes after his accident with the ammonia?
8. What does Rose want Ginny to do for her daughters, Pammy and Linda, that night instead of taking them back with Ginny?
9. What does Ginny notice about 6 AM the morning after Pete's accident?
10. What did Pete tell Rose the week before when she told him about her affair with Jess?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The prospect of freedom is something that is explored at several points of this story.
Part 1: How do you think the characters are trapped in this story?
Part 2: How do you think the characters are free in this story?
Part 3: Do you think it's easier for the characters to be trapped or to be free? Why?
Essay Topic 2
The role of the family in this book is a complicated one, however, that could be said for all families in some respect.
Part 1: How do you think family is defined in this story? What makes up a family?
Part 2: Are there any characters in this story who support a healthy family relationship? Who? Why? If not, why not?
Part 3: Do you think the family could have changed their unhealthy ways? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
One might say that parts of the story were simply out of the hands of the characters. For example, the role of disease and illness seem to be out of the hands of the characters, though the actions of Larry seem to be within his control.
Part 1: Do you think that that characters had more opportunities to change their lives? Why or why not?
Part 2: Why didn't some of the characters try to change their lives and redirect their experiences?
Part 3: Do you think the book supports the idea of nature being in control of our lives or of free will being in charge? Why did you choose the answer you did?
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