Cradle and All 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. Why does Colleen run to hide in the barn?

2. What kind of life did Anne and Justin create?

3. As part of Father Rosetti's plan, where must Justin go?

4. What does Father Rosetti do while he is still holding Colleen's baby?

5. What made Noelle perform her first miracle?

Short Essay Questions

1. Anne once again saves Kathleen from impending death. How would one describe Anne in the eyes of Kathleen?

2. When Anne and Justin meet Colleen, they are surprised by her appearance and openness. How do you think this makes her story fare in comparison to Kathleen's story?

3. When Monsignor Stingley tells Father Rosetti "to look beyond the obvious" when they speak about the prophecy, what did he mean?

4. Colleen is ridiculed by the people she's known and lived near for years, yet believed and supported by strangers. Why might this happen?

5. Anne and Justin marry and live a life of helping others. How does this reflect the type of people they are?

6. The man in the trench coach claims he is "their desires made real." What could he have meant by this?

7. Why would Father Rosetti take the baby away from Colleen and perform the sign of the cross on the baby's forehead?

8. Why would Kathleen and Father Rosetti both fear evil?

9. Based on Kathleen's memory of the events leading to the conception of the baby, how would one describe Jamie?

10. Why would Mrs.Walsh consider Kathleen evil or even call her Satan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jamie is a complex character. Write an essay explaining the character of Jamie. Who is he and why is he important? What are his personality traits? Why does he behave the way he does? What was his fate? How did he reach his fate?

Essay Topic 2

The Catholic Church is a major prop throughout the novel. Write an essay describing how the church and religion is important throughout the novel. Has the church or religion greatly effected the characters? Has the church caused conflict in the novel? If so, how?

Essay Topic 3

Father Rosetti's health disintegrates and he faces a grim fate as the novel moves on. As a once healthy, vibrant man, how does Father Rosetti respond to his failing health? What is the reason for his grim fate? Is there any way he could have prevented his fate?

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