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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose dentures does Aunt Prue say she hid the day before in Chapter 3: "This Side or the Next"?
2. What do the words “la note che le cose ci nasconde” that Ethan’s mother recites in Chapter 3: "This Side or the Next" translate to?
3. In Chapter 2: "Fried Green Tomatoes,” Ethan’s mother says that Amma has told Ethan’s father that he is where with his aunt?
4. How many husbands does Aunt Prue have living in her home with her in Chapter 3: "This Side or the Next"?
5. What word is written on the sheet of notebook paper that Lena leaves on Ethan’s grave in Chapter 6: "Silver Button"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What information is related in the Prologue: “Beginning Again? What tone is established in this opening?
2. How long has it been since Ethan has seen his mother? How does he feel about their reunion in Chapter 2: "Fried Green Tomatoes"?
3. What does Ethan obtain from the Greats when he visits them in the Otherworld in Chapter 13: "Where the Crow Carries You"?
4. How does Ethan go about communicating with Lena in Chapter 12: "Still Here"?
5. How is Beautiful Redemption structured? How are the sections of the book delineated and who narrates?
6. What does Obidias tell Ethan he will need in order to get to The Caster Chronicles?
7. How are Katherine Cooper and Samuel Sewell described in Chapter 13: "Where the Crow Carries You"?
8. How is Ethan’s journey described once he’s crossed the river in Part One: “Ethan”? Who does he encounter after the River Master?
9. What conflict takes place between Lila Wate and Aunt Prue in the beginning of Chapter 10: “Snake Eyes”?
10. Where is Ethan when he awakens in the opening of Chapter 1: "Home"? What does he realize about his situation?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and analyze the character of Lena Duchannes in the novel. What does Lena look like? Where does Lena live? What supernatural powers does Lena have in Beautiful Redemption?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the family dynamic within the Wate household. What is Amma’s role within the family? How long has Amma been with the family? How long ago did Ethan’s mother die, and how did she die? How does the Wate family compare with the Duchannes family?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the theme of secrecy in Beautiful Redemption. In your essay, examine and discuss the characters, symbolism, and imagery that the authors use to support this theme. How does the theme apply in both the Mortal world and the Otherworld?
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