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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 does Ginny see when she is in the clothing store, causing her to hide in a dressing room until (s)he leaves?
2. Henry Dodge during an unexpected visit notes that _____________ appears unhappy and wants to know why.
3. Who reminds Ginny of Rose? This person is a music education major at the local college.
4. Who does Ginny remember always watching her as she got beat by Larry as a child, even though Ginny screamed?
5. Ginny feels the one thing her father has stolen from her is the ___________ of her own body.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Ty hope for good weather at the beginning of this chapter?
2. What happened to Rose's old home when the farm sale occurred in the springtime?
3. What does Mr. Cartier tell Ginny and Rose, Pete and Ty to do in order to keep up with their case?
4. Why is Rose tempted to walk inside Chelsea, according to Rose as she speaks to Ginny?
5. What does Marv Carlson tell Ginny and Caroline they can do before the farm sale starts?
6. What does Ty do when he's in town with Ginny at the Perkins Restaurant?
7. Why did the bank not give Ty a loan this year for his farm and for his hog operation?
8. How did Ginny cover for Caroline when they were younger, Caroline being 14 and Ginny being 22?
9. What does Ginny notice about 6 AM the morning after Pete's accident?
10. What does Ginny do in order to attempt to poison her sister, Rose?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Much of the novel is sad, depressing, and perhaps even tragic. However, in the face of all this tragedy, it is hard to begin to see who might have suffered more.
Part 1: Describe the tragedy of one character in this story. How has his/her past and/or present pain changed him/her?
Part 2: Do you think it's possible to avoid tragedy in this story? Why or why not?
Part 3: Why do you think the author focused so much on the tragedy of the characters in this story?
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
Between Rose's cancer and Ginny's infertility, it seems that maybe there is a genetic or environmental issue at work that might be harming these women.
Part 1: Do you think the farm's chemicals are what are causing the troubles for the women in this story? Why or why not?
Part 2: What does it say about these women that they don't leave, even though the environment might be making them sick?
Part 3: What does it say about Caroline that she is the 'well one' and she left the farm? Should the others have left the farm as well?
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