Fall on Your Knees Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Ann-Marie MacDonald
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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. How old is Leo Taylor when he is hired by James to drive Kathleen to and from school?

2. How does James react when Kathleen sneaks up behind him and strikes the keys while he is tuning the piano?

3. What shocking news does the theater owner make moments after Kathleen's performance?

4. Who is the narrator of the novel when the reader learns about Materia's funeral?

5. What does Teresa Taylor give to Frances that infuriates Kathleen?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is James's reaction to Ambrose's death?

2. What is the last thing Kathleen sees before she dies?

3. How does Mumma die?

4. What story does Frances tell Lily that causes her to pass out in a cave?

5. What wakes Mercedes up in the middle of the night on the evening before Materia's death?

6. What is the response to Kathleen's first public singing recital?

7. Where does James get the money to start his new business upon returning home?

8. Who is Jeanne?

9. What job does Materia get to help pay for Kathleen's private education?

10. How does Kathleen treat her younger sisters when no one else is around?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, Lily hears different stories about her brother Ambrose and the way he died. First, describe at least two stories that Frances tells Lily about Ambrose. Then, compare / contrast those stories to the truth of what really happened to Ambrose. What did Frances gain by lying to Lily about her brother? How did these stories affect Lily's character? Then, explain how Lily finally found out the truth about Ambrose, and what her reaction to that truth was. Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

The idea of demons and devils is ever present in the novel. First, describe James's demon. Where did the demon come from? What does it tempt him to do? How does James try to overcome his demon's power? Then, compare / contrast James's demon to Frances's devil. Where does Frances believe her devil came from? What does it tempt her to do? What do you think the presence of demons and devils symbolizes in the Piper family history? Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Mercedes' personal ambitions in life. What did she hope would happen to her when she was an adult? In what ways did she work toward those goals? Then, explain what happened to Mercedes when she was an adult. Did her dreams come to fruition? Why or why not? Finally, describe the sacrifice Materia made to ensure that Mercedes have a safe and bright future. In the end, do you think that sacrifice was worth it? Why or why not? Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your argument.

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