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 is captured by police when sneaking around Dalva's garage?

2. What does Michael admit about the time he writes his sabbatical?

3. Duane tells Dalva what was failing him during his death?

4. What does Michael wonder might show in his work?

5. Where does Dalva learn that Duane lives with his adoptive mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens while Dalva is with Michael in San Francisco?

2. Discuss the birth of Dalva's son.

3. Discuss Dalva's grandfather's journals.

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

5. What does Dalva do after the birth of her son?

6. How does Duane die?

7. What does Michael feel involving the journals of Northridge?

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

9. Why do Ruth and Ted separate?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The genre of the novel is ___. Why does the book fall into this genre? Give at least three examples to justify your response.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Discuss setting. What is the role/importance of setting and how is it displayed?

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