After the Rain Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How can Rachel tell that Izzy is in a bad mood when she arrives for their walk on Friday in Chapter 22?

2. What item gets broken in Chapter 13?

3. What does Helena make for Mikey after school in Chapter 12?

4. What does Izzy tell Rachel about the stone wall they see on their walk in Chapter 23?

5. What does Dr. North say is wrong with Grandpa Izzy when Rachel and Shirley meet him in Chapter 10?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is Rachel mature or immature?

2. Why did Uncle Lenny and Izzy have a falling out?

3. What does the doctor say is wrong with Grandpa Izzy after his initial tests?

4. Describe the dinner when Izzy cooks for Rachel.

5. How does Rachel's handling of Izzy's fall affect her parent's perception of her?

6. Describe the relationship between Rachel and Jeremy.

7. What does Rachel learn about Coach Al?

8. Why is Rachel initially confused about whether or not Lewis likes her?

9. How does Rachel feel about the possibility of Izzy coming to live at her house?

10. Why are Izzy's houseplants so important to him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Parent-Child relationships play an important part in After the Rain.

1) Select a parent child relationship from the story and explain how both the parent and the child impact each others' lives.

2) Decide who you think the best and worst parents in the story are. Compare and contrast the two characters.

3) Take the two parents you selected in number two. Reverse your answer and write a defense of the worst parent as a good parent and of the best parent as a bad parent.

Essay Topic 2

Lewis and Helena have special roles as Rachel's peers in After the Rain.

1) Compare and contrast these two characters.

2) Why do you think these two young people are attracted to Rachel?

3) Of Lewis, Helena, and Rachel who would you want to have as a friend and why?

Essay Topic 3

Imagine that the character of Jeremy was not in the story.

1) Describe what information would be lost.

2) How did Jeremy's experience in the war affect his ability to have a relationship with his grandfather?

3) Explain why Jeremy never answers Rachel's letters.

(see the answer keys)

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