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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Queenie do when Truman knocks on Mr. Haha Jones' door?
2. Who sends the woman and Truman penny post cards?
3. Who does the woman talk about when Truman is cheering her up?
4. Who has "eyes that scold and tongues that scald"?
5. What type of voice does the woman use at best to talk to Mr. Haha Jones?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Truman Capote does a good job in explaining and describing many objects in the story. Capote describes each piece of money from the bead purse in different ways. Explain why you think Capote used such detail when describing money. Why do you think that is important? What element does it add to the story? Does it make the woman and Truman seem more poor? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
There is an underlying theme of giving in A Christmas Memory. Name two characters other than the woman that gave of themselves in some way in this book. Name a specific instance for both characters and explain what their expectations were after they gave of themselves. Compare and contrast these two characters' methods of giving.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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