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. What item did Mr. and Mrs. Morrison decide that Luke would need?

2. What did the boy do that made him fear his father's punishment?

3. What is Luke's plan for Matt?

4. Katie recalls Daniel asking her many times about ________________.

5. Matt insists that there is nothing wrong with _____________ women.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What ugly secret about the Pye family do the people of Crow Lake choose to ignore?

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

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

6. What does Katie overhear regarding Matt during a conversation between Aunt Annie and Miss Carrington?

7. Why is Katie's reluctance to talk about her family a source of tension between Daniel and her?

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

9. What are the two burgeoning conflicts between Matt and Luke?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lawson is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony. Briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 2

Survival seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of survival? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

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