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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Bone thinks of the sheriff as what?
2. Why does Aunt Alma say that she must kill her husband?
3. Who says that Alma has "gone crazy as a milk cow"?
4. After Mama gets Bone to the car, what does she do?
5. Whose relationship turns competitive in Chapter 12?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Fantasy becomes an important part Bone's life. Choose three uses of fantasy, and describe how they help Bone cope with her situation.
Essay Topic 2
Bone asks her mother if she looks like her father who she doesn't have contact with. Mama refuses to answer. According to Bone, what she really wants from her mother is her story, "the place where she had made herself different from all her brothers and sisters and shut her mouth on her life." Explain what Bone means by this statement.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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