Crow Lake Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Mary Lawson
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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 does Matt see watching the Morrison house one evening?

2. Why is Matt angry with Luke the next day?

3. What does Katie wonder about what she saw on the body of the person in #82?

4. What request does Miss Carrington have for Aunt Annie?

5. How does Matt view the charity given to the Morrison children?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the Vernon sisters not marry the Pye brothers and what eventually happened to Henry and Calvin?

2. What are Matt's thoughts regarding the neighbors bringing food and other items to the Morrison kids?

3. Who was Grandmother Morrison and what did she urge her children to do in their lives?

4. How does the author show the nobility of Luke's character?

5. Why did Luke fear for his job at the McLean farm at one point?

6. How did Mr. and Mrs. Morrison deal with their emotions over Luke's happy news?

7. Which relative comes to stay with the Morrison children after the deaths of their parents?

8. In present day, what does Katie wonder about regarding Calvin Pye?

9. What does Katie recall about a visit Miss Carrington made to the house to talk with Luke one day?

10. What has prompted Katie to think about her childhood again after so many years?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Katie Morrison. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her during her lifetime?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

How does Lawson use the literary technique of local color in CROW LAKE? What elements comprise local color? Give some examples of the local color in Crow Lake establishments, in the characters, and in the events.

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