The Dollmaker 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. Why did Gertie go out to start the truck?

2. What does Gertie carry on the way to school which Clytie finds embarrassing?

3. Where does Clytie think Clovis has gone?

4. What is the family rule regarding Sundays?

5. What does Gertie carve for Cassie on the walk to her parent's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Joe's response when Gertie asks him how long it took him to like his new life?

2. At the beginning of chapter ten, Gertie awakens from a dream about what?

3. While Gertie is digging for potatoes, what good news does she receive?

4. Who else, besides Amos, has the doctor treated that Gertie knows?

5. What does Reuben say when Gertie tells him of her hope to have their own farm?

6. How much change does the officer give to Gertie for the ride into town?

7. Describe Gertie's neighbor Sophronie Meanwell.

8. When does Clovis tell Gertie she will have regular money?

9. Why does Gertie decide to take Cassie with her to her parent's house?

10. What joke does Gertie make with Cassie as they pass by the Tipton family house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the underlying theme of religion as it is used throughout the novel. Be sure to include specific examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay describing what the knives in this novel represent. Use specific examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay supporting the idea that Max's escape from Victor is a reflection of Gertie's dream of Tipton Place. Use specific examples from the text to support your essay.

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