Florida Test | Final Test - Hard

Christine Schutt
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Final Test - Hard

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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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

Many characters in Florida seem to act the way they do because of painful experiences in their lives. Select three of the following characters. For each, describe the pain that leads them to act and behave in the manner they do and analyze the amount of power they have to choose differently: Mother, Alice, Walter, Nonna, Uncle Billy, the Unreliables.

Essay Topic 2

Art is used many times in the novel, for a variety of purposes. For each instance listed below, explain it's significance to the novel and analyze the purpose the author intended.

Mother's straw box creations.

Father's poetry.

Uncle Billy's collections.

Alice's love of literature.

Mr. Early's love of poetry.

Nonna's valuable artwork.

Essay Topic 3

Does a setting create a character's experience or does a character impact and create parts of their setting? Using specific examples from the story, analyze the impact of setting on Alice in Florida.

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