Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following examples is NOT a way that Push attempts to show dominance over John Williams?
2. How does Willi react when he hears his father beating his mother at night?
3. Which of the following is NOT a way that Louise reacts when she begins to gain weight during her pregnancy?
4. Which of the following facts is true about Eugene Kraft in "A Poetic for Bullies"?
5. What act of affection do Lewis and Arty share before Arty leaves his father alone in the hospital?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the fisherman die in the story "The Ledge"?
2. What prompts the narrator in "Sonny's Blues" to reach out to his incarcerated brother?
3. What stories do the old men from the cove tell the narrator in the story "Water Liars"?
4. What type of relationship does the narrator have with her dead son in the story "Dream Children"?
5. What is Carlyle's life like at the opening of the story "Fever"?
6. How does Pendleton react to the newcomer in his restaurant in the story "The Fisherman From Chihuahua"?
7. How does Willie's father react when Willi tells him what he witnessed in the barn?
8. What type of relationship does Louise have with her mother in the story "The Fat Girl"?
9. Why doesn't the grandmother want to go on vacation with her family in the story "A Good Man is Hard to Find"?
10. How does the grandmother react when face-to-face with the killer she read about in the newspapers?
"The Fat Girl" is a story of a woman who struggles with every relationship in her life, from her relationship with others to her relationship with herself. Describe why Louise struggles to love herself. Describe what steps Louise takes to better her life and the outcome of these attempts. Explain how Louise's struggles for love and acceptance rear their head again once she is married and has become a mother. What does Louise give up in order to find herself again? What is Louise's emotional journey? Be sure to include examples from the text that you believe strengthen your argument.
The story "Bystander" is a reflection of fatherhood as seen through the eyes of Arty and his relationship with his father, Lewis. First, describe the relationship Arty had with his father in his childhood. Then, compare that to the relationship he has with his father in adulthood. Explain why Arty feels like a "Bystander" in his relationship with his father and why, even though he feels inactive. Be sure to include examples from the text that you believe strengthen your arguments.
In the story "The Amish Farmer," Vance, a teacher, attempts to tell a story to his students to explain point-of-view. First, describe the story that Vance tells his students. How does Vance believe this story shows point-of-view narration? Do you agree with Vance? Why or why not? Then, describe Vance's students' reaction to his story. How does the reaction from the students exemplify Vance's lesson for the readers? Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.
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