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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose grave is Codi decorating in Chapter 28?
2. Who has been kidnapped?
3. What do Codi and Loyd plan to do?
4. Where do Codi and Loyd spend Christmas?
5. Why does Loyd give up cockfighting?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine Kingsolver's portrayal of male and female characters. Are there major differences between the way male and female characters are depicted? What are the similarities? Are there any exceptions to the general rule? What can we infer about the author because of the manner in which she chose to depict her characters? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Explore the theme of death in the novel and how it relates to the development of Codi's character. How is each death that she experiences a turning point for Codi? In what ways does she change and grow because of each loss? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Explore how Codi's isolation because of her mother's death and her father's prejudices affected her relationship with her sister. Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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