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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whom does Codi confront about the tombstone she has found?
2. What does the trip to Tucson in Chapter 17 make Codi realize?
3. What do Codi and Carlo talk about in Chapter 17?
4. How does the sale of the club's crafted items turn out?
5. A letter from Hallie asks Codi to do what?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the concept of animal dreams. What is the significance of Codi and Loyd's discussion about animal dreams? Why is it such an important concept in the novel? How does it relate to Codi's life? Why do you think Kingsolver chose to title the novel "Animal Dreams"? What, if anything, can be inferred about the author because of that decision? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Explore what the author's attitude toward death and the afterlife might be, based on the experiences and myths presented in "Animal Dreams." Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Compare Codi's family with Loyd's family. What are the significant differences? Are there any similarities? What does Codi learn because of her interactions with them? Is it odd that two people from such different backgrounds would consider starting a family together? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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