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

2. Why is Rachel jealous of MB?

3. When do Rachel and Jeremy go for a walk in Chapter 43?

4. Why does Rachel decide to skip the birthday party in Chapter 32?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Is Rachel responsible, as of Chapter 31?

2. How does Rachel feel about MB?

3. Is Rachel a stubborn person?

4. Describe Izzy's death.

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

6. Describe Izzy and Rachel's daily routine at the hospital in Chapter 36.

7. Describe Izzy's interactions with the hospital staff in Chapter 36.

8. Does Dr. North respect Izzy?

9. Is Rachel's life back to normal after Izzy's death once she returns to school.

10. Explain Izzy's instructions regarding his death.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Should the Coopers have told Izzy about the severity of his illness earlier, or was Dr. North right not to tell him since there was not a cure for his cancer? What determines whether it is right or wrong to give someone this sort of information? Under what circumstances would you change your answer?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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