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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 the true father of Kathleen's children?
2. How does Frances's baby die?
3. How long does it take Lily to reach New York from New Waterford?
4. What year does Mercedes graduate from high school?
5. What does Lily believe impregnated Frances?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Ginger?
2. What job does Frances get after running away from home?
3. How does Frances seduce Leo Taylor?
4. Who is Jeanne?
5. How does the Piper family react to the news that Frances has a job?
6. Why is Teresa Taylor fired from her job?
7. What truth does Frances finally reveal to Lily before she leaves for Mabou to give birth?
8. How does Frances react to her pregnancy?
9. How did Lily react when she met Rose for the first time?
10. How does Mercedes feel about school?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Kathleen's relationship with New York City. How did this city change her as a person? In what ways did the city lead to Kathleen's sexual awakening? Then, describe Kathleen's relationships with both David and Rose, both of which took place in the city. How did each of these relationships affect Kathleen? How did these relationships eventually lead to Lily's journey to New York to discover her past? How does the city of New York inform, or enhance, the themes of Kathleen's sexuality? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
Throughout her life, Frances has a strange relationship with Teresa Taylor, the Mahmoud's maid. First, describe how Frances and Teresa first met. Then, explain how Frances and Teresa's lives were intertwined without either of them ever knowing it. Do you think Teresa's presence in Frances's life was a blessing or a curse? Why? Finally, explain how Teresa and Frances finally amended their strange relationship in the hospital. What was the effect of these amends on each of their lives? Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
One major theme of the novel is the parallels between the daughters' sexual awakenings. Choose two of the Piper daughters and describe their sexual awakenings. How old were they when they had their sexual awakenings? Did these experiences have a positive or negative effect on their lives? How did these awakenings come about? Then, explain what message you think MacDonald is sending to the reader about the sexual awakening of young girls. Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.
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