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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who runs off and worked for the carnival when they are young?
2. What is Aunt Alma's favorite newspaper clip about the family?
3. After Bone refuses to return home, she compares Glen's eyes to what?
4. Who says that Alma has "gone crazy as a milk cow"?
5. What book does Bone mention in Chapter 16 that is from Aunt Raylene?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
The book often mentions Glen's empty face or eyes. Explain what this means. Connect this to Glen's need to turn his face away from the camera when family pictures are being taken.
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