A Christmas Memory 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. How many miles is the most that the woman has ever traveled from her home?

2. What does the woman read?

3. What do both Truman and the woman believe in?

4. Which coins does Truman consider "bitter-odored"?

5. What do the woman and Truman use to break the meat of the nuts into?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are the relatives referred to as "those who know best"?

2. Describe the woman's hat.

3. Describe Mr. Haha Jones' cafe.

4. Describe Christmas morning.

5. Describe the demeanor of Mr. Haha Jones that Truman and the woman experience in their short time with him.

6. How does the woman change after Truman leaves for military school?

7. What is Mr. Haha Jones' occupation?

8. What things do the woman and Truman gather in the baby carriage and what does the baby carriage look like?

9. Name some ways that Truman and the woman earned money to make fruitcake.

10. Describe Mr. Haha Jones.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Would you consider the woman or Truman to be the protagonist character in the book? Why? Name at least two characters that would be the antagonist and why you consider them as someone that is against either Truman or the woman.

Essay Topic 2

There are some uses of symbolism in A Christmas Memory. Name two instances where the author uses a particular object or event to symbolize something else and explain why you think this symbolism was used.

Essay Topic 3

There are obviously conflict issues between characters in A Christmas Memory. Truman and the woman have conflict with the relatives but are there other characters that they find conflict with? Do you think either Truman or the woman experience conflict within themselves? In what ways? Name one particular conflicting relationship between two characters in the book. Describe what the conflict does to the outcome of both characters.

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