Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Sarah greet Macon at the restaurant?
2. Where does Macon and his niece, Susan, travel to?
3. What happens to Muriel and Norman's son, Alexander, when he's born?
4. What's significant about the country Grandfather Leary says he's sailing to?
5. What does Sarah wonder about the man who shot their son?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to Macon and Sarah's son, Ethan?
2. On Christmas, what does Muriel's mother, Mrs. Dugan, tell Macon about her daughter?
3. At the Old Bay restaurant, what does Sarah tell Macon she wants and what does she think of him?
4. What are Macon's and Sarah's reactions to the stormy weather and why are they significant?
5. Why does Sarah call Macon while he's traveling in Canada?
6. In Chapter 17, why is the story Muriel tells Macon about a man she "cured" who left her?
7. Describe Edward's behavior.
8. What does Sarah tell Macon in the car?
9. Why is Muriel upset about Macon finding out she has a son and what does her misunderstanding lead to?
10. What does Julian offer to Macon when he comes over in Chapter 6?
Macon's inability to communicate presents major difficulties for him. Discuss the psychological reasons behind his withdrawal from those around him, and the ramifications of his actions, beginning with his marriage to Sarah to the present day.
The definition of family in "The Accidental Tourist" is a complicated one, one that is constantly shifting and evolving.
1. Discuss what makes a family in the novel. Is it blood relations, obligations, emotional bonds, or all three?
2. How do the families function? Which ones flounder? Which ones thrive?
Throughout the novel, Muriel and Julian try to become members of the Leary family, and are thwarted by Rose and Macon in various ways. Ultimately, they are successful in winning over their partners. Discuss the similarities between these two characters, and their possible motives for wanting to be a part of the Leary family.
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