Dalva Test | Mid-Book 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. Who does Dalva recall comforting her when Duane died?

2. Where does the story take place?

3. What is Rachel's Indian name?

4. Who makes Michael sign a form that gives him or her permission to control all of his habits during their work together?

5. Dalva learns she is being followed by whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the present Dalva gets when she turns 17.

2. What are Michael's first thoughts of the farm?

3. What happens during Dalva and Ted's lunch at a local cafe?

4. Discuss the phone conversation between Dalva and Ruth.

5. What happens when Dalva visits Duane when he's dying?

6. Discuss the events of Dalva's grandfather's death.

7. What does Michael admit he is and is not interested in?

8. Discuss the meeting with Michael's chairman.

9. Discuss Dalva's meeting with Duane's mother Rachel.

10. What is Dalva's grandfather's response when she tells him she would rather shoot herself than have Duane remain gone?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Religious differences involving Christianity and Indian beliefs are heavily shown in the novel. How are they shown and what is their significance in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss and describe the organization of the novel and the pros and cons of this organization.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role of chapters and titles in the novel and the effect they have on the story.

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