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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Shannon Pearl reach Bone on the telephone?

2. What is the only story the children act out that they use Bone's cap for?

3. Where does Mama move herself and the girls after her family discovers that Bone has been abused by Glen?

4. After Bone refuses to return home, she compares Glen's eyes to what?

5. Aunt Alma's feet are "resting on a little pile of chopped black slats." What are the black slats?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Both Bone and her mother have an obsession about being thought of or treated as "trash." What does being trash mean to each of them? Find three instances each of Mama and Bone's concern over their social status.

Essay Topic 2

Dorothy Allison makes several references to looking like a Boatwright. Bone watches for this and looks for the Boatwright birthright in both her appearance and her behavior as she tries to figure out who she is. Find both positive and negative examples of what being a Boatwright means. By the end of the book, is Bone glad she's a Boatwright?

Essay Topic 3

Mama makes many decisions in the book--marrying Glen, leaving him, going back to him, and staying with him in the end. Describe the thoughts she probably had and what her choices are. Choose one of her major decisions and write a supportive argument for what she decides.

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