Before We Were Yours Test | Final Test - Hard

Wingate, Lisa
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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. Where is Elliott flying in Chapter 21?

2. In Chapter 18, what does the man say that he does for a living when he speaks to Miss Tann about taking Rill?

3. In Chapter 19, what does May say that she did for a living?

4. In Chapter 17, when does Avery remembering coming to Edisto alone with her father for a science project?

5. In Chapter 18, who does Rill run into after talking to Silas?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 17, what photographs does Avery find in Trent's grandfather's research room in the old slave cabin?

2. Why did Rill run after Mr. Sevier talked about getting her piano lessons?

3. In Chapter 23, who comes by while Avery and Trent are inside the little cottage?

4. In Chapter 19, why does Leslie track Avery down at May's nursing home?

5. In Chapter 19, what does May tell Trent about his grandfather?

6. In Chapter 15, why does Abby call Avery and what do they talk about?

7. In Chapter 22, why did Miss Tann come to talk to Mrs. Sevier?

8. What is the first thing that Avery and Trent find after the cabbie drops them off and they walk down a path?

9. In Chapter 17, what fond memory does Avery have of being on Edisto Island alone with her father?

10. In Chapter 21, who does Avery see in her grandmother's driveway and why is that person there?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the beginning of the novel, Avery and Elliott are engaged. Why does it seem that Avery and Elliott drifted into a romantic relationship? Why does Avery begin to question her relationship with Elliott? How does hearing her grandmother’s story affect the relationship between Avery and Elliott and why?

Essay Topic 2

The families who adopt children from TCHS have good intentions. In what way do these families have good intentions? What problems do they cause? Why are their good intentions not enough to make up for what the children go through?

Essay Topic 3

Each of the remaining sisters had dragonfly bracelets. What did the bracelets mean to the sisters and remind them of? What did they symbolize to May and Grandma Judy?

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