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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Uncle Billy believe that Father died?
2. What does Alice argue with her aunt and uncle about after Arthur's death?
3. Where do Alice and Aunt Frances go together in the final chapter?
4. How does Alice's Walter die?
5. How do Nonna and Alice communicate?
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Defining home and a place she belongs is not easy for Alice.
1) Compare and contrast the brownstone and Uncle Billy's house as homes for Alice.
2) Of all the places Alice lives, choose the two that most and least feel like home. Explain your reasoning.
3) Analyze the extent to which having Mother present is necessary for a house to feel like home to Alice at different times in her life.
Essay Topic 3
Symbolism is seen in both Mother's fondness for naming things and in the use of locations as chapter titles.
1) Compare and contrast the Emerald Gem and the Mouse.
2) How do Arlette's stories differ from the Big House chapters?
3) Define Mother via these items: the Magnavox, the sun box, and her lost glove.
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