Edie, an American Biography Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jean Stein
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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. Which of the following is not one of Francis Sedgwick's daughters?

2. How did Saucie feel about Edie?

3. Where did other members of Theodore Sedgwick's family settle?

4. Who encouraged Francis Sedgwick to develop his artistic side?

5. What did the Groton school decide to do which made Francis go berserk?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Francis's response when Groton decided to start admitting black students?

2. Describe Judge Theodore Sedgwick's unusual burial site.

3. What does Stein begin book her book, Edie: An American Biography by describing to the reader?

4. What troubles did Edie's brother Minty have in his short life?

5. What reason is given for the number of children Francis and Alice had together?

6. How did Edie behave at St. Timothy's school?

7. What does the author tell us about Edie's father, Francis Minturn Sedgwick?

8. What are Saucie's memories of living in the family's Goleta ranch?

9. Who did Edie keep in her company when she moved to Cambridge in 1963?

10. How did life change for the Sedgwicks when they moved to their third ranch, Rancho la Laguna de San Francisco?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Edie's turn as a model in the 1960's fashion world. What were the trends of the era, and in what way was Edie a symbol of the fashion of this era? What was Edie's relationship with Vogue? How and why did this relationship end?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Edie's time at The Factory. What was The Factory? What sorts of things took place there? How did it affect Edie's life? Was it a positive or negative influence?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss homosexuality as it is portrayed in Edie, An American Biography. Describe Edie's personal experiences with homosexuality, including her brothers' struggle with their father over his own homosexuality.

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