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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. Where does Malachy run away to in Chapter 10?
2. Why is Mr. Harrington upset at the beginning of Chapter 16?
3. What does Angela's note to Frank say at the beginning of Chapter 14?
4. In Chapter 13, where does Mr. O'Halloran tell Frank to go?
5. What is the name of the ship Frank will take to America?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Frank's experience delivering telegrams to the Carmody house in Chapter 15. How is he feeling? Was this an expected occurrence?
2. Why is Frank hesitant to tell Angela about his job for Mrs. Finucane in Chapter 16?
3. In Chapter 11, Mikey explains to Frank how babies are conceived. This is news to Frank. What impact does it have on him?
4. Why does Frank regret not taking the postal exam in Chapter 18?
5. Discuss Frank's relationship with John Hannon in Chapter 11.
6. Why does Frank find relief when he visits the Franciscan priest in Chapter 17?
7. How does the time Frank spends in the library in Chapter 14 reading a predictor of his future profession?
8. Why is Frank's job with John Hannon in Chapter 11 a mixed blessing?
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. In Chapter 10, Angela goes back to the St. Vincent de Paul society to beg for charity, and stops at a church to beg for help as well. Frank later remarks that he has trouble looking her in the eye. Why do you think that is?
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
Discuss the role of the Catholic church in the book, both on Frank and his family and on society as a whole.
Essay Topic 3
Frank's experiences in school help shape him as a man as he grows older through the book. Describe how his experiences in school make him more eager to go to America, more willing to take responsibility for his family, and better able to look at the world through mature eyes. Cite specific examples from the book to back up your arguments.
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