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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 Peter Dooley want to do when he grows up?
2. Why is Frank's grandmother not speaking to Angela at the beginning of Chapter 5?
3. Why is Mr. O'Neill called "Dotty?"
4. What job does Frank do with Pat Sheehan?
5. What does Frank do with the raisin he finds in his pastry?
Short Essay Questions
1. In the beginning of Chapter 9, Angela tells Malachy she is done having children. What is she really saying, considering their religious background?
2. What does Frank miss most about the hospital when he arrives home in Chapter 8? Would you feel the same way?
3. Why is Mikey not considered a "proper" Catholic?
4. Describe the treatment of the boys in Frank's class in Chapter 6 by the teachers and headmasters.
5. Why is Frank so reluctant to take dance lessons in Chapter 5, and why is his mother so insistent that he take them?
6. Why does Frank feel sorry for the Spellacies in Chapter 7?
7. In Chapter 5, we see again Angela questioning her faith. What is causing her to lose faith?
8. Grandpa McCourt sends the family money in Chapter 7, and Malachy spends it on alcohol. Why is this particular act more despicable than Malachy's others?
9. In Chapter 7, Frank gets and loses two jobs. Reflect on what this shows about the stability of his life.
10. Discuss Malachy's attitude towards work in Chapter 3.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Angela seems to have a love/hate relationship with her extended family. Examine this relationship, and give examples showing the dynamic of their relationship.
Essay Topic 2
Based on what you have read in the book, compare and contrast the roles of women and men in Ireland during the Great Depression.
Essay Topic 3
Examine Frank McCourt's discussion of sexuality in "Angela's Ashes." How does Frank's emerging sexuality conflict with his religious beliefs? How does he find a compromise between the two?
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