Angela's Ashes Test | Final Test - Hard

Frank McCourt
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the ship Frank will take to America?

2. What type of music do Frank and Mrs. Purcell listen to?

3. Where is young Malachy working in Chapter 17?

4. Where does Malachy run away to in Chapter 10?

5. In Chapter 13, where does Frank plan to work when he turns fourteen?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Frank and his father. In many ways, Frank was purposely trying to be as different from Malachy as possible. Was he successful? Why was he trying to differentiate himself to such an extent?

Essay Topic 2

Consider the role poverty places in "Angela's Ashes." What is the role of economic struggle in the book? How do the characters deal with this struggle? How does this struggle shape their lives? Support your arguments with specific examples from the text.

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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