After the Rain Test | Final 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. When Rachel spends the night at the hospital with Izzy, what does he ask her to do when he wakes up around midnight?

2. What does Rachel say when the family reminisces about Izzy in Chapter 42?

3. Where is Izzy taken directly after collapsing on Baker Street?

4. What is the funny story that Phil tells about Izzy?

5. What change does Rachel notice in Izzy during his hospital stay?

Short Essay Questions

1. Are Rachel and Jeremy close?

2. How does Jeremy feel about the letters Rachel sends?

3. Describe Rachel and Izzy's visit to the cafe in Chapter 32.

4. How does Izzy's death impact his family as a whole?

5. How does Helena convince Izzy to let them have the party at his house?

6. How does Shirley cope with her father's illness?

7. How does Rachel deal with her confusing feelings about her grandfather's illness and impending death in Chapter 37?

8. Who is Rachel closest to in After the Rain?

9. How does Rachel react to her Grandfather's groans as she waits outside his hospital room in Chapter 34?

10. Describe Izzy's surroundings in Chapter 35.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the feelings that Rachel expresses in her journal, to those she express in her letters to Jeremy, and to those feelings that the author narrates. Be sure to refer to specific examples in the story to illustrate the differences between the expression of her feelings in these different formats.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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