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. What did Izzy leave in his medicine cabinet that his family finds after his death?

2. What does Rachel eat at the hospital cafeteria with her parents when Shirley complains about the food?

3. How does Izzy greet Rachel each day, as of Chapter 36, when she arrives at the hospital to visit him?

4. How does Izzy treat the person who visits him in Chapter 39?

5. Who calls Rachel to find out how Izzy is doing on Saturday in Chapter 33?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't Rachel want to leave the hospital with her parents on Tuesday night in Chapter 40?

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

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

4. What happens when Izzy says he is afraid to go to sleep at the hospital.

5. Describe Rachel's feelings about Izzy's death based on her phone call with Lewis in Chapter 37.

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

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

8. Explain Izzy's instructions regarding his death.

9. Describe Izzy's death.

10. What does Izzy's handprint mean to Rachel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The process of Izzy's death moved Rachel from disbelief to grief and back to hope again.

1) Describe the process of accepting the death of a loved one as illustrated in this story.

2) Explain how grief affected the actions of at least 3 characters in the novel.

3) Analyze the correlation between transformation and loss.

Essay Topic 2

Certain objects in After the Rain have significance to the story or certain characters. Select 3 items such as the jade plant, jelly beans, Alice's turban, Izzy's handprint, the bridges, dogs, or any others and analyze their importance in the story.

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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