--and Ladies of the Club Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. When does Ludwig start expanding his mill?

2. In "1878" Esther, the new club member, is known as _________.

3. Who buys the Waynesboro college?

4. Whom does Mr. McCune soon marry?

5. Who do the Gardiner sisters consider when they would prefer to turn down the club invitation?

Short Essay Questions

1. While the club is not meant to be controversial, what issue do some of the members take on in "1873-1874?" What happens to the women?

2. How do Doug and Barbara's approach to dealing with Doug's aunts differ?

3. Discuss the situation around Kate's death in the chapter titled "1870."

4. Who was the valedictorian of the college, and what is the topic of the valedictorian's speech?

5. What does John tell Anne about Mr. McCune's delay in contacting a doctor for his wife?

6. Explain how the ladies' college in Waynesboro gets sold.

7. Discuss John's decision regarding treatment of Zack's injury.

8. In the first chapter titled "1868," whom do Sally and Anne visit to invite into the club? Why do those invited choose to accept the invitation?

9. Why won't Mr. McCune call John to check on his ill wife?

10. What discovery makes Anne and Sally begin to like Rhoda McKinney?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the difference between conflict and crisis in a novel? How are they similar? Also relate the differences and similarities specifically to ...and Ladies of the Club.

Essay Topic 2

Irony is the contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. The three types of irony are verbal, situational, and dramatic. Identify and discuss two examples of irony in the book. Which type of irony is it? What is expected, and what actually occurs with your examples?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the main characters of this book. Who was the protagonist, and what separates that character from the other main characters?

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