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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. What does Moran do when he catches Michael coming home late one night?
2. What does Mark compare Great Meadow to as he leaves on the train?
3. In the midst of his conflict with Michael, what can be considered Moran's anchor?
4. After taking their final exams, where do Mona and Sheila leave to?
5. Sheila and Mona send a note to Moran and Rose telling them that Michael is where?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is it about Moran that seems to regulate the mood in the house?
2. What causes Moran to become more and more morose throughout Section 4?
3. By Section 5, what is Moran losing that he treasures most?
4. When do Luke and Moran finally reconnect?
5. Why is Moran out of sorts the morning after he fights with Rose?
6. How does Moran respond to Michael's new way of life?
7. What begins to happen to Moran physically after Maggie brings home her newborn son?
8. In Section 5, what fills the house with joy?
9. What bad habits does Michael engage in once all his sisters leave the house?
10. How does the family respond to Maggie's fiance, Mark O'Donaghue?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the idea of gender roles as portrayed in the novel.
1. Do you think this novel is portrays women in a positive light? Why or why not?
2. Do you think that the men in the novel show respect to the women in their lives? If so, how? If not, why do you think they disrespect women? Use examples from the novel to support your opinions.
Essay Topic 2
Symbolism is used throughout the novel. The Rosary in particular was a recurring symbol. Define symbolism and give three different examples of what the Rosary may have symbolized. Support each example with evidence from the novel.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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