Caucasia Test | Final 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. What type of career does Sandy claim Grandfather Goldman held?

2. Why does Deck leave Brazil?

3. Who is Alexis?

4. In Chapter 9, which character does Sandy blame for the break up of her family and her "persecution"?

5. How does Ali's father know Deck?

Short Essay Questions

1. What mementos does Birdie find stashed in her mother's room?

2. How does Ronnie Parkman help Birdie find her father?

3. What does Birdie do after Dennis' party?

4. Why won't Sandy allow Birdie to try and contact Deck and Cole in Brazil?

5. Why does Jim scold Birdie for lying?

6. Why do the girls in New Hampshire make fun of Birdie in Chapter 9?

7. How does Birdie endanger her and Sandy's cover story?

8. Why does Birdie feel betrayed by Sandy in Chapter 13?

9. What happens to Birdie and Sandy's relationship after Birdie moves to Boston?

10. How does Nicholas offend Birdie in Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Sandy's development of paranoia after she and Deck separate. How does Sandy's paranoia motivate her? What effect does it have on other characters and how do they react to Sandy? Is her paranoia genuine? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the significance of the canary. What does it symbolize to Deck? What does it symbolize to Birdie? How might Deck's theories and the publication of his book affect his relationships with Cole and Birdie in the future?

Essay Topic 3

What are the physical, social, and emotional effects of Birdie's time spent in hiding? How does Sandy's insistence that Birdie pass as a white Jewish girl affect Birdie's character development? How does Birdie's forced secret identity affect her relationship with her mother?

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