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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 do Grandfather and Eliza bring to help the next morning?

2. When thinking about her grandfather, her mother and Eliza, Mattie decides that who has the most strong-headed opinions?

3. Now that Polly has died who is responsible for her chores?

4. What is the one thing that Mattie vows never to do?

5. Why is Mattie Leaving?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author use foreshadowing to tell the reader that Colette may be ill?

2. Who are the horsemen that stop the wagon?

3. Why does Mattie feel her mother would be proud of her?

4. At the end of Chapter 18 what does Mattie daydream about?

5. How does Mattie try to catch fish in the stream?

6. Does Yellow Fever still exist and if so where?

7. What scares Mattie more than anything at the end of Chapter 12?

8. What did Grandfather find when he returned home to the coffeehouse?

9. What do Mattie and Grandfather learn at the newspaper office?

10. Why is the Sharp home destroyed inside?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mattie's mother and grandfather have a strong influence on her. Describe at least three ways that Mattie's family influences her development then discuss and analyze the impact these have on her. Is she better or worse for these influences? Why? Be sure to cite several examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Compare and contrast Eliza and Mrs. Cook. In your essay:

1) Describe Eliza (focus on her physical appearance as well as her personality).

2) Describe Mrs. Cook focus on her physical appearance as well as her personality).

3) Analyze their similarities and differences.

Use specific examples from the text to support your ideas.

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