The Bean Trees Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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. What does Esteban believe has happened to Ismene?

2. What place had Lou Ann avoided since Dwayne Ray was born?

3. Where does Turtle go while Taylor was away with Mattie, Esteban and Esperanza?

4. Where do Esteban, Esperanza and Taylor get stopped when Taylor is driving them?

5. How long will it be before legal action is taken regarding Turtle's adoption?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mattie is a strong older woman who appears to be very wise. Kingsolver uses Mattie as a vessel to project socio-political ideals. Do you believe that Mattie is a surrogate for Kingsolver? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

How does Taylor change throughout the novel? How do her ideas change, and which characters have spawned the most change in Taylor?

Essay Topic 3

Maternal qualities are presented throughout the novel. Do you think Taylor possess some maternal qualities? Is this something important to Taylor? Does she work to build on her maternal instincts? Could her relationship with her own mother influenced these maternal qualities?

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