Angela's Ashes Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Frank McCourt
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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. Why is Frank afraid to go home in Chapter 6?

2. What do Paddy and Frank eat when they go to Finlan's for lunch?

3. When Malachy goes to the IRA office to claim his pension, what is he told?

4. Once the family rents a room, why are they unable to sleep that first night?

5. How does Frank spend his tuition money?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Frank regret not taking the postal exam in Chapter 18?

2. In Chapter 13, the reader sees just how strained the relationship between Frank and Laman has become. Why do you think their relationship is the way it is?

3. In Chapter 14, what events occur that show Frank's emerging independence?

4. Young Malachy leaves Agnes's home and hides at the house on Roden Lane. Why does he run away, and what does this tell you about Malachy's character?

5. Why is Frank hesitant to tell Angela about his job for Mrs. Finucane in Chapter 16?

6. In Chapter 2, why do you think the officials at the St. Vincent de Paul Society are hesitant to help the McCourts?

7. Chapter 1 begins the pattern of Malachy losing his jobs. To what extent do you believe he is responsible for this pattern? Is he a victim of fate, or do his actions cause these negative consequences?

8. Why does Peter Dooley want to read the news on the BBC radio? What do you think of his goals?

9. Chapter 13 introduces the reader to Mr. O'Halloran, Frank's new teacher. What is unique about this teacher and the affect he has on Frank?

10. Why is Frank's job with John Hannon in Chapter 11 a mixed blessing?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Each one of the teachers Frank McCourt mentions in "Angela's Ashes" played a significant role in his education and in making him the person he later became. Trace McCourt's experiences with these teachers, and analyze the impact that each one had on his later life.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the role alcohol plays in "Angela's Ashes." Alcohol serves as almost another character; it affects the family, society and well-being of everyone in the memoir. Discuss the role of alcohol, "pub-culture," and how alcohol is seen by both the McCourt family and society as a whole.

Essay Topic 3

Based on what you have read in the book, compare and contrast the roles of women and men in Ireland during the Great Depression.

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