Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady 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. Who decided to replace the old tombstones in Congressional Cemetery with one big market in Chapter 5?

2. Why was Herb ineligible for war?

3. What character in "The Fountainhead" did Florence attempt to emulate?

4. Whose presence was "destined to make the summer of 1941 a season that would live in imbecility" in Chapter 4?

5. How often did the house cleaner come to clean Mama's house in Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What argument did Granny and Mama have about working in Chapter 6?

2. Why did Florence transfer schools in Chapter 7? What did she enjoy studying there?

3. How did Granny obtain a house in Chapter 7? What was the new living situation like?

4. Where did Herb and Mama set up house in Chapter 2? What did Granny think?

5. What was the relationship between Mama and Herb like after Florence was born? How did Florence relate to Herb?

6. How did Florence and Granny react to Florence's first menstruation in Chapter 7? What literary figure did Florence become obsessed with at this time?

7. How did Florence discover the purpose of the IQ test in Chapter 6?

8. What did Mama do when Florence's teacher noted she was unfriendly in Chapter 5?

9. What did Granny predict about Florence's birth? When was she born?

10. What reaction did the war cause in Florence's family in Chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Florence's visit to the gynecologist in Chapter 8. Why did the doctor present Granny with a certificate and what did it prove?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Granny (Lura Ruding nee Upton) and Jensy Custis in the narrative. What role did Granny play in Mama and Herb's life before Florence was born?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Herb King and his relationship with Mama as described in the narrative. How long did Mama and Herb date before marrying? Where did they meet?

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