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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. Where does Michael flee to find refuge?
2. What does Michael do when Moran lunges at him?
3. What petty thing sparks a fight between Moran and Michael?
4. What does young Michael get when Rose and Moran begin sharing a room?
5. What does Mark compare Great Meadow to as he leaves on the train?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Moran out of sorts the morning after he fights with Rose?
2. What does Moran do when he finds out Michael quit school?
3. How does Moran respond when he is questioned about threatening Michael with his gun?
4. What bad habits does Michael engage in once all his sisters leave the house?
5. How is Michael jeopardizing his future?
6. What do Moran and Rose think when Michael isn't present for the Rosary?
7. How does the family respond to Maggie's fiance, Mark O'Donaghue?
8. How does Moran respond to Michael's new way of life?
9. What subject infuriates Moran and sparks a fight between he and Rose?
10. What causes Moran to become more and more morose throughout Section 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Moran had a strained relationship with all of his children, but certainly more so with his sons. Analyze why it is that Moran got along better with women. Use examples from the book and quotes that might help support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Rising action is the events that lead up to the climax.
1. Identify the rising action of the novel.
2. Explain why this is the rising action.
3. Discuss why the rising action is an important element in story telling.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the protagonist and antagonist of the novel. This will involve not only identifying both the protagonist and antagonist, but also supporting your choices with evidence from the novel. Once you have done this, compare and contrast the two characters.
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