Francie Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Karen English
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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. Which of the following information is NOT included on the Wanted poster?

2. Who had once slapped Francie in a store?

3. Francie's mother gives her money for coffee and ___________________.

4. Why are Holly's guests reluctant to eat their shrimp?

5. Who in Francie's family is expecting a baby?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the elements in Francie's world that are causing her so much angst lately?

2. Who are Augustine and Mae Butler? Why do they not like Francie?

3. How has Alberta disguised herself from her traveling companions?

4. Describe some of the things that make Francie's life hard for her, especially for a girl her age.

5. How is Clarissa's room a stark contrast for the way Francie lives?

6. How is Francie treated at Diller's Drugs and what does Mr. Diller accuse her of?

7. What does Granny usually do when she sees Francie? To what does Mama attribute Granny's superstitious ways?

8. Why has Jesse left school and who does Francie think can help her reach him so she can continue the reading lessons?

9. How does the author show Francie's values?

10. What do trains represent for Francie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author used more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the rampant racial bigotry in the South in the mid-1950s. What were some of the spoken and unspoken rules of behavior that people like Francie and her family had to endure? How did bigotry ruin families and communities? What are some of the scars--physical and emotional--resulting from racial prejudice during this period?

Essay Topic 3

FRANCIE is a classic example of a coming-of-age story. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?

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