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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is Anne depressed?
2. What does Lucy want Tom to do?
3. What does Anne ask Jack to show her?
4. What is Jack's method of travel?
5. Jack reminds Anne that _______________________________.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Some psychologists might say that Tom Stark's indiscriminate behavior is a child calling for help. Do you agree or disagree with this premise? What do you think Tom truly wants from his parents? Do you think Willie is so permissive with Tom because Willy had to work so hard on the farm when he was a boy? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
In Chapter 2, Willie is branded as a nigger lover. Explain what this term means. Why was it "acceptable" to use in 1922 and not tolerated at all today? Has society matured? Are people more sensitive? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the author's use of the literary technique of flashbacks in the novel. What is the purpose of a flashback? Is the information gleaned from the flashbacks sufficient to flesh out the bones of the literary framework the author has established? Is the technique of a flashback and the resulting flash forward disconcerting to the reader, even though necessary?
This section contains 304 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)