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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What makes Mr. Haha Jones laugh?
2. Who celebrates sending off all the fruitcakes?
3. Where are the Baptist missionaries?
4. What color is the unlabeled liquor that Mr. Haha Jones brings back for Truman and the woman?
5. What is the last thing that the woman and Truman buy that delivers them broke?
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
The book, A Christmas Memory, was based on Truman Capote's life. Truman Capote became a well known writer. How do you think his childhood experiences contributed to his outcome as a human being? Obviously Truman's cousin influenced him for the better, but what other characters do you think shaped Truman into the eventual adult he would become? How did these character's influence Truman's future?
Essay Topic 3
In A Christmas Memory, Truman talks about the scrapbooks that he and the woman keep. He mentions that the items in the scrapbooks make them feel connected. Name two items found in the scrapbook and how they "connect" the woman and Truman to the world. What other things in the story seem to connect the woman and Truman to the world that they don't really know? How? Do you think Truman wants to see more of the world? Why or why not? Do you think the woman wants to see more of the world? Why or why not?
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(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)