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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. After the divorce, where does Teresa get a job?
2. At the end of Chapter 3 when the family is at a motel, what time do Beverly and Bert get out of bed?
3. In Chapter 2, how old was Albie when he tried to set his school on fire?
4. In Chapter 2, what meal will be ready for Fix when he comes home from the hospital?
5. When Fix fails the bar exam the first time, what does Marjorie's mother fix for dinner?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Cousins discuss with Father Joe Mike at the christening party in Chapter 1?
2. In Chapter 2 what did Beverly ask Fix to do once for Albie and how did Fix help?
3. Where did Heinrich go to college and what did he study?
4. When Bert's children arrive for the summer, what happens?
5. Why did kids love Lomer?
6. How does Fix describe his neighborhood and how it makes him feel as he and Tom go for ice in Chapter 1?
7. Who is in the kitchen when Fix returns with ice in Chapter 1?
8. Why does Franny want to know if Leon is staying at the hotel in Chapter 4?
9. Where does Teresa get a job after the divorce and how does she get the job?
10. Who is Dick Spencer?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Beverly and Wallis are friends through marriage, divorce, and cross-country moves. What type of relationship do the women have and how does their relationship affect their lives?
Essay Topic 2
Fix had a partner by the name of Lomer. Even when he is old and dealing with cancer, Fix has fond memories of Lomer and their relationship. What type of relationship did Fix and Lomer have and why is Fix affected by the relationship so many years later?
Essay Topic 3
Blame for the divorce is placed upon certain characters depending upon who is contemplating the divorce and how it occurred. Who does Fix blame for the divorce and why?
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