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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 Rachel thank in Chapter 45?
2. What does Dr. North tell Shirley about Izzy's condition after his second fall?
3. What does Uncle Lenny tell Rachel that surprises her?
4. What does Rachel tell Lewis about returning to school in Chapter 37?
5. What is life like for Rachel at the start of Chapter 44.
Short Essay Questions
1. Is Rachel responsible, as of Chapter 31?
2. How does Shirley cope with her father's illness?
3. How does Jeremy feel about the letters Rachel sends?
4. How does Helena convince Izzy to let them have the party at his house?
5. How does Rachel say her family is dealing with Izzy's illness in her journal entry in Chapter 31?
6. Does Dr. North respect Izzy?
7. Are Rachel and Jeremy close?
8. Describe Izzy and Rachel's daily routine at the hospital in Chapter 36.
9. How does Rachel feel about MB?
10. Describe Rachel and Izzy's visit to the cafe in Chapter 32.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Select one of these options to write about:
1) Explain why you think visual imagery, symbolism, or irony is the most important literary technique in the novel.
2) Analyze animal metaphors in the story.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
One theme of After the Rain is the competition for affection and attention. Analyze how this plays out between the following sets of characters:
1) Lewis and Izzy.
2) Helena and Rachel.
3) Rachel and Alice Farnum.
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