Carver: A Life in Poems Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 did "Dawn Walk" take place?

2. What did Carver teach former slaves about in "1905"?

3. Who was "1905" about?

4. Where did "The Perceiving Self" take place?

5. How did Carver's colleagues at Tuskagee describe Carver's accent?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Booker T. Washington offend Carver in "The New Rooster"?

2. What did Mary Carver's bill of sale say in "Beside Reading"?

3. What did Carver do in "Chemistry 101"?

4. How did Carver embarrass someone in "The Nervous System of the Beetle"?

5. How did Carver honor Ford in "Mineralogy"?

6. What was "Drifter" about?

7. In "Washboard Wizard," what was Carver good at?

8. In "Watkins Laundry and Apothecary," what did Carver say about a flower?

9. What is Egyptian Blue?

10. What caused a student to doubt God in "Goliath"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How did Carver differ from most of the people around him, and how did he deal with these differences?

Essay Topic 2

Training and education were topics of discussion in this book. Where did these topics appear in this book, and what affect did they have on the characters involved in those scenes?

Essay Topic 3

Friendship is a central theme of this book. What were the main friendships, and how did their inclusion in this book affect the tone of the book?

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