Child of the Owl: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1965 Test | 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. Why does Paw Paw say all the girls in the family are destined to be lonely?

2. What good news does Casey receive from Barney?

3. What did Morey draw for the narrator to help her sneak into the hospital?

4. What color does Morey's skin gleam when the light shines on it?

5. Whom does Jasmine marry?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the younger Walker try to save his parents from starvation?

2. How do Jasmine and Peony help the Walker family?

3. How does Jasmine live the rest of her life?

4. Why does Barney say Casey can't move back with him just yet?

5. What deal does the younger Walker make with the owls?

6. What does the owl story symbolize within context to the entire story?

7. Why is Barney's current situation so dire?

8. Why do Jasmine and Peony cast a spell on the younger Walker brother?

9. What does Casey realize about herself as Phil drives her through Chinatown?

10. What problems does Casey initially have at her new school?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the author's writing style. How would you describe the author's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does the author's style give to the story?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the book's chronological setting. What were the main concerns during the 1960s? How does the author express these concerns? How would the author change the book if it was set in today's society?

Essay Topic 3

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?

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