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. Why does Rachel finally decide that she is so angry in Chapter 31?

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

3. Where does Rachel take Izzy when he starts to collapse on Baker Street during their Saturday walk?

4. When they talk about Grandpa Izzy in Chapter 37, how does Rachel say she sometimes feels?

5. Where does that last chapter of this book take place?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Rachel celebrate Helena's birthday?

2. Describe Izzy's death.

3. Describe Uncle Lenny's phone call.

4. Is Rachel responsible, as of Chapter 31?

5. Explain Izzy's instructions regarding his death.

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

7. How does Rachel say her family is dealing with Izzy's illness in her journal entry in Chapter 31?

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

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

10. Are Rachel's reactions to situations in Chapter 34 appropriate?

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

In some ways Lewis is a typical teenager and in others he shows maturity beyond his years.

1) Why do you think Lewis is able to be so supportive of Rachel during her grandfather's illness?

2) How does Lewis react to life as a stereotypical teenager in the novel?

3) Analyze the fact that Rachel's first boyfriend helps her through her first experience of death.

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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