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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. That winter what announcement does Sheila make?
2. When Maggie asks Luke to come home, what is his response?
3. Where does Sheila go on her honeymoon?
4. Why does young Michael cry during the ritual of the Rosary?
5. Who stood in for Moran during Maggie's wedding?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the family respond to Maggie's fiance, Mark O'Donaghue?
2. How does Moran respond to Michael's new way of life?
3. What begins to happen to Moran physically after Maggie brings home her newborn son?
4. How is Maggie's life changed by Rose becoming part of the family?
5. In Section 5, what fills the house with joy?
6. Why is Moran threatened by Rose?
7. What is it about Moran that seems to regulate the mood in the house?
8. As time goes on, what becomes the most important thing in Moran's life?
9. How is Michael jeopardizing his future?
10. Why does Moran make the entire family join him in the ritual of the Rosary?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze the ending of the novel. Do you think Moran needed to die for the women to feel free? Why or why not. Support your answer with examples and quotes from the novel.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss what you think the moral of the novel might be?
1. Support your analysis with examples from the novel.
2. Make sure to look at both what the reader can glean from the novel as well as what the characters in the story might have learned.
Essay Topic 3
The idea that Moran is a tragic hero can be debated.
1. Define a tragic hero.
2. Argue that Moran is or isn't a tragic hero, based on his character, personality, actions, and dialogue.
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