Francie Test | Final 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. What is Mama doing in anticipation of Daddy's arrival?

2. What does Mama throw away when she returns home?

3. What do Prez and Perry collect in a jar?

4. What does Francie think about her father after so many disappointments?

5. What type of man does Francie NOT want to marry?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the content of Daddy's letter? How does the family react to it?

2. Explain Mama's characteristics that allow her to take charge and create a new life for her family in spite of all the obstacles in her way.

3. What does Jesse tell Francie about what happened with Mr. Bellamy and why he is in trouble?

4. In what ways do the sheriff and deputy show disrespect to Francie and her family?

5. What are the stresses that Francie's mother is experiencing now?

6. What arrives in the mail that lets Francie know that Jesse has made it to California?

7. Why is Francie disheartened when she sees Alberta again?

8. When does Francie become sure that Jesse is hiding in the woods?

9. Why does Clarissa run the risk of bringing Prez and Perry home?

10. What preparations does Francie make for helping Jesse after she returns from visiting Auntie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of the book's title. What does the author mean by calling it simply FRANCIE. What is she trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the role of black women in the American South in the mid-20th century. What precedents did these women feel compelled to follow? What restrictions did they have? What freedoms did they have that 19th century women did not have? How were their lives significantly more difficult than the lives of their mothers and grandmothers?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

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