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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. Before Mattie's grandfather came to live with them what was his profession?
2. When Mattie's mother inquires about Colette's health what response does she get?
3. What does Mrs. Bowles suggest to Mattie?
4. Who else is in the wagon with Mattie?
5. How do the Ogilvie daughters treat Mattie?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the author use foreshadowing to tell the reader that Colette may be ill?
2. Who is Mr. Stephen Girard?
3. What has Grandfather been doing while Mattie has been recovering?
4. What do Mattie and her mother argue about at the end of Chapter 3?
5. Describe Mattie's morning in Chapter 1.
6. Why does Eliza feel that Philadelphia is the best city for free African Americans to live?
7. What does Nathaniel Benson send Mattie?
8. What do Mattie and Grandfather learn at the newspaper office?
9. Why does Mattie's mother want her to leave the room?
10. How does Mattie try to catch fish in the stream?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
Mattie goes through several rites of passage in this novel. In your essay:
1) Describe at least two events that help usher her into adulthood.
2) Then discuss how these events help make her a "woman".
Be sure to cite several examples from the novel to support your ideas.
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