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. Why are the Morrison children to be separated?

2. Who is Laurie Pye's father?

3. What is Sally's last name?

4. Who is the local school teacher who comes by to talk to Aunt Annie?

5. What is Luke's plan for Matt?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Katie recall Miss Vernon telling her about Jackson Pye's sons and her intentions toward one of them?

3. Why is Katie so worried that Daniel has found the invitation to Simon's birthday party?

4. How does the author use foreshadowing regarding Katie's recollection of one of Jackson Pye's sons?

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

6. What news does Luke deliver in the last dinner the Morrison family has together?

7. What is Mary Lawson's nationality, and how does she write about her native country?

8. What does Katie tell Daniel when he asks to know more about her family?

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

10. What does Katie recall about Laurie Pye's fight in school and what does she wish had happened differently?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the setting of the novel. Does the author paint a complete picture for the reader? What, if anything, is missing?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the overall setting for the novel. Why does Lawson use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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