The Farming of Bones Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Juana insist Papi take with him when he goes to notify Pico of the children's births?

2. How have Sebastien's hands become scarred?

3. What thought does Sebastien suggest Amabelle replace the memory of her parents' deaths with?

4. Why is it ironic to Juana that Senora Valencia has twins?

5. What does Beatriz find Papi writing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the themes The Farming of Bones explores is the impact of love on people's lives. Discuss what the novel has to say about this theme. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the bold and non-bold chapters in the novel. Focus on:

1) The similarities and differences in topics discussed in these chapters.

2) The similarities and differences in tone and mood of these chapters.

3) The similarities and differences in language used in these chapters.

Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Danticat's beautiful, lyrical language lends a layer of richness to the experience of reading The Farming of Bones. Select three instances where the author uses strong sensory language and:

1) Describe the language she uses.

2) Discuss the impact of the language on your experience of reading this scene. How does your understanding of the story change because of this language? How is it enhanced? Is it more or less pleasurable? Why?

Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

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