Belle Prater's Boy Test | Final Test - Hard

Ruth White
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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. Who did Woodrow try the power of suggestion on?

2. What does Woodrow tell the class about his mother?

3. Gypsy asks Grandpa why _______________ is/are so important to some people?

4. What is Woodrow doing in the tree house when Gypsy finds him in Chapter 14?

5. Porter tells Gypsy that _______________ needs to come.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the argument between Gypsy and Woodrow in terms of how they know what is especially painful for each other?

2. What is Grandpa Ball's opinion of why Belle moved into the mountains as a young woman and what impact that had on her relationships with people in the outside world?

3. How does Gypsy's behavior change when she has thoughts and memories of her father?

4. Describe Woodrow's use of mind control over Mrs. Cooper at the Summer Social Garden Party hosted by the Balls.

5. How does Gypsy's relationship with Porter begun to change as she changes her perspective on many things?

6. How does Porter help Gypsy face her grief over her father's suicide?

7. What explanation does Woodrow give for what has happened to Belle?

8. How does Woodrow's use of mind control help him get back at Mrs. Cooper for her mean-spirited attacks on him?

9. What does Blind Benny tell Gypsy about her father that he hopes will comfort her?

10. How was Amos' love of beauty destructive for him and his daughter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ruth White is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, and briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 2

The author used more than one iteration on the theme of abandonment. Identify at least two examples about abandonment in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

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