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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. What happened to Matilda's father?
2. When Mattie leaves her bed for the first time alone where does she go?
3. Who is Dr. Rowley?
4. Who is King George?
5. What wakes Mattie up at the beginning of Chapter 13?
Short Essay Questions
1. What has Grandfather been doing while Mattie has been recovering?
2. Where does the doctor suggest that the women and children should go?
3. Who is Mr. Stephen Girard?
4. What scares Mattie more than anything at the end of Chapter 12?
5. What is the soldier's trick for finding water that Mattie uses?
6. Describe Grandfather as he leaves on the wagon.
7. Why does Eliza feel that Philadelphia is the best city for free African Americans to live?
8. What do Mattie and Grandfather learn at the newspaper office?
9. Why does the church bell ring twenty-one times?
10. How does the author use foreshadowing to tell the reader that Colette may be ill?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Philadelphia is an important setting in the novel. Discuss the significance of this setting focusing on its impact on plot and character development. Then discuss how the story would be different if the story were set elsewhere. Be sure to cite several examples from the novel to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 2
Friendship is an important topic in this novel.
1) Describe the different ways friendship is presented in the book in detail
2) Then discuss the message the author is trying to make about friendships. In other words, what is her view of friendships? What does she think is important in a friendship? What does she do to show the reader this is her belief?
Be sure to cite specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 3
Look at the first chapter and the epilogue. There are many similarities and differences between these two chapters. Compare and contrast these two chapters paying particular attention to the main characters. Be sure to cite specific examples to support your ideas.
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