Florida Test | Final Test - Hard

Christine Schutt
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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 does Mr. Early encourage Alice to do?

2. What does one of Mother's friends ask Alice about?

3. How does Uncle Billy believe that Father died?

4. What does Alice say was Nonna's opinion of Father?

5. Who is Arthur driving when he dies?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mother's life when Alice visits her in California.

2. Describe Alice's Walter.

3. Describe the relationship between Mother and Nonna.

4. How does Mother remind Alice of Nonna during her time at the Birdcage?

5. Is it right for Alice to ask her Mother to sign over access to Mother's trust fund?

6. Why does Mother live apart from the family in California in Part Three: The Big House?

7. What does Mr. Early represent to Alice?

8. How does Alice repeat her mother's mistakes?

9. What is the impact of Mr. Early's death on Alice?

10. Describe the role of poetry in Alice's life.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Alice has multiple parental figures, good and bad, in Florida. Answer the following questions using examples from the story.

Who is a better mother: Mother or Nonna?

Who is a better father figure for Alice: Mr. Early or Arthur?

Essay Topic 2

What is the Fivey family legacy? What legacy does Father leave to Alice? To what degree does each character choose to accept or reject the legacy they are given?

Essay Topic 3

Much of Florida is illustrated through the power of contrast. Select two of the pairings below. Compare and contrast the people, places or events and discuss how the resulting contrasts are used to develop characters or plot lines:

Father and Walter.

The Big House and the San.

Mr. Early and Father.

Life before Father's death and life after Father's Death.

Florida and New York, or Florida and Tuscon.

Aunt Frances and Mother.

Aunt Frances and the Unreliables.

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