The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford 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. Where did Emma first meet the man she sees at the museum?

2. Who has Emma been outcast by?

3. How long has Polly been engaged in the story?

4. What is the first suitable place that Emily finds to read?

5. What does Ella witness?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the government play a role in "A Summer Day"?

2. How does Ella show that she loves her horse?

3. What lesson does Emily learn from Lottie?

4. How does the spinster feel about the fight she sees outside her house?

5. What expectations did Emma have about intellectuals and how did this change?

6. Compare Emily to Lottie.

7. What are the effects of Beatrice's childhood on her adulthood?

8. How does the title of the story, "The Liberation", tie in with Polly's story?

9. How does Judy realize her love for Rod, her fiance?

10. Why is the cemetery the best place for Emily to read?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and compare two different characters from the short stories. How are they alike and different? What makes them both unique but somehow connected?

Essay Topic 2

Why did Stafford choose to write many stories surrounding the town of Adams, Colorado?

Essay Topic 3

How does Jean Stafford use nationality as a border?

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