The Farming of Bones Test | Final 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 offers to bless Amabelle and Sebastien's marriage?

2. What has happened to Yves' farm over the years since he has returned to Haiti?

3. Why does Wilner discourage the travelers from lighting fires?

4. Why does Amabelle have difficulty finding the stream and cave when she visits Alegria?

5. How does being called "Man Amabelle" effect Amabelle?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are several characters who influence the person that the narrator becomes. Select the two characters who you believe have the greatest impact on her development and:

1) Describe each character's actions or beliefs as they relate to Amabelle.

2) Discuss the impact of this character on Amabelle's life and personality.

3) Discuss why you selected each particular character. What about each character made him/her more of an influence on Amabelle than others?

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

Essay Topic 2

Though Sebastien is not involved in much of the action of the novel, he plays a major role in the plot and development of Amabelle's character. Write an essay discussing:

1) Sebastien's character traits.

2) The impact of Sebastien's life on the plot and Amabelle's character.

3) The impact of Sebastien's death on the plot and Amabelle's character.

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

Essay Topic 3

The relationships between parents and their children is a recurring topic in The Farming of Bones. Select two of the following pairs and discuss the relationship between the parent and child. Focus your discussion on the impact of the relationship between parent and child. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

1) Amabelle and her parents.

2) Senora Valencia and her parents (Papi and her deceased mother).

3) Senora Valencia, Senor Pico and the twins.

4) Yves and Man Rapadou.

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