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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. Audrey's husband has what working relationship with Audrey's father?
2. Who is the first to flash the visiting woman after the acorn incident?
3. During the second book club meeting, Merit begins having what?
4. Why does Patsy say she lied for Faith?
5. Audrey is sitting where, as she is wearing the uncomfortable wool?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Merit's relationship to her father?
2. Describe Kari's home life.
3. 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?
4. What secrets are discussed in this section and what do they say about how the book will progress?
5. Faith narrates the prologue. What is the significance of Faith's name, as it seems to relate to the book?
6. Define Faith's attitude, as the book opens.
7. Why does Patsy cover for Faith, when Faith is almost caught in a lie and what is the resulting conversation between Patsy and Faith?
8. Faith and Slip see Audrey sunbathing topless next door. How do you feel about Audrey's antics.
9. Describe what the five friends are doing, as the book opens.
10. Kari's baby, Julia, is biracial. How does that affect Kari and those around her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the story, Kari adopts her nieces baby. Using several examples from various points in the story, discuss the impact the adoption of Julia has on Kari and her family, as the story progresses. Also, write a short description of how you would have handled Julia's adoption, if you were Kari.
Essay Topic 2
By the end of the novel, a couple of the women have gotten divorced.
Part 1. What are the reasons that the women divorced their husbands and do you agree with their reasoning? Why or why not?
Part 2. In real life, do you think divorce is sometimes a good idea or would you choose one mate and stay with them no matter what? Give at least two hypothetical situations or examples to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Using a minimum of three examples from the story, one from the beginning, one from the middle and one from the end, describe which character you think changed the most, as the book went on, and in what ways they changed. Also, do you feel that their changes were for the better or for the worse and why?
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