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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. With what man did Florence have a sexual affair after Bres' death in Chapter 16?
2. In Chapter 16, the author writes, "while I had never enjoyed reading _______, my whole life had prepared me for writing them... Thanks to Fate, I knew it."
3. What did Florence fear becoming after graduation in Chapter 12?
4. What classic Southern belle did Florence study who was a rich heiress, and made her callers wait for a long time?
5. What were the group of girls with which Florence belongs in high school called?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who was Florence's first study of the classic Southern belle in Chapter 14?
2. What did Florence do in preparation for sexual exploration in Chapter 12?
3. How did Florence feel about marriage in Chapter 11? What class was her favorite in college?
4. What did Florence discover in the library while working on applications for grants in Chapter 16?
5. How did Florence feel about Bres upon returning from the Christmas holidays in Chapter 16?
6. What was Florence's first impression of her advisor in college?
7. What did the college president state in his speech in Chapter 9?
8. Where did the Grope go to drink in the end of Chapter 13?
9. What happened with Florence's English textbooks in Chapter 11?
10. What did Herb tell Florence when she called home in Chapter 14?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Louise King and the setting of Chapter 1. What year was Mama born? Where did she grow up? What was Ballston like during this time period?
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 the characteristics of Florence King. What is her writing style like? For what social and political beliefs is she most known?
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