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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 is true of Alice's boyfriend?
2. How does Walter respond when Alice asks him to move out of her brownstone?
3. What does Alice do with some of her inheritance?
4. How does Alice feel about Mr. Early?
5. How do Nonna and Alice communicate?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Mother live apart from the family in California in Part Three: The Big House?
2. Was living with Uncle Billy and Aunt Frances good for Alice?
3. How has Mother and Alice's relationship changed when they are living on different coasts?
4. Who is the most positive father figure in Alice's life?
5. Describe Alice's Walter.
6. Describe the life that Alice creates for herself in New York.
7. Why is Nonna kinder to Alice than she is to Mother?
8. What is the impact of Mr. Early's death on Alice?
9. Is it right for Alice to ask her Mother to sign over access to Mother's trust fund?
10. Describe the circumstances of Arthur's death.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many characters in the story struggle to be treated with dignity and respect and to treat themselves with self-respect. Answer the following questions with that fact in mind.
1) Which characters in the novel does Alice treat with the greatest and least amount of respect?
2) Which characters in the novel have the most and least self-respect?
3) What factors seem to indicate whether a character is treated with respect or not? Consider things like age, money, treatment of others, etc.
Essay Topic 2
The fates of several characters in the book seem to be tied to their will to live and capacity for hope. Evaluate each of the following characters based on those criteria: Mother, Father, Arthur, Alice's Walter, and Alice.
Essay Topic 3
What motivates the greed, if you think they are greedy, of the following characters in the story: Uncle Billy, Alice, Mother, Aunt Frances?
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