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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 Audrey hosts the book club, the girls plan to discuss a book about what?
2. How many friends are gathered in a room as the novel opens?
3. Mary Jo is Kari's what?
4. Kari invited the Angry Housewives over for what, the day after she got home with Julia?
5. Later, when the meeting is over, Audrey sees an image in her mind of her baby doing what?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do you feel about Slip's activist nature?
2. Friendship is set up as the main theme of the novel, in the prologue. What do you think are two qualities that make a good friend and why?
3. Do you agree with Merit hiding things in her hair? Why or why not?
4. Why do you think that Eric beats Merit?
5. How is Kari conflicted about being a mother?
6. Do you think that it was right for Fred to enlist to go to Vietnam?
7. Describe Kari's home life.
8. In this section, Kari adopts her niece's baby girl. What are your views of adoption, in general?
9. Do you think that Merit is strong or weak?
10. Describe what the five friends are doing, as the book opens.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many characters in the story feel ashamed or guilty about their actions at various points.
Part 1. Choose a character and write about a situation where you feel that character was right to feel ashamed or guilty and why.
Part 2. Choose a character and write about a situation where you feel that character was wrong to feel ashamed or guilty and why.
Essay Topic 2
In the beginning of the story, a nurse mistakes the club members for sisters.
Part 1. Which two of the club members do you feel are most like sisters and why? Use at least two examples from the story to support your answers.
Part 2. Which two of the club members are least like sisters and why? Use at least two examples from the story to support your answers.
Essay Topic 3
Eric, Faith and Kari, especially, are very much affected by their pasts in the novel.
Part 1. List at least two examples each where each of the characters of Faith, Eric and Kari are affected by their pasts.
Part 2. Why do you think that, in general, people's pasts affect their futures and do you think that those affects are always negative? Why or why not?
Part 3. Have you ever been affected by your past? If so, in what way?
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