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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What type of vehicle to does Mattie drive?
2. What happened to Scotty?
3. What point in the year is it in Chapter 10?
4. What was keeping Lou Ann and Taylor awake at night in Chapter 11?
5. What does Taylor realize about Edna in Chapter 10?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the novel Taylor's perception of men is ambiguous. They do not seem to be an important part in her life. The novel's character list also consists mainly of women. It is not until Esteban is introduced that the reader meets a good man. After meeting Esteban, Taylor's ideas about men change. How do they change? What do you think the author is trying to suggest by her placement of men within the novel? Why?
Essay Topic 2
The theme of gardening is mentioned throughout the entire novel. The idea of growing seems to be important to the author. Why do you think that is? Why use a garden as a means of explaining the way in which things grow? How do you view growth in relation to the novel?
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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