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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. How old was Bessie Vick when she died?
2. Which of the following events happens when Big George's twins are ten-years-old?
3. Who finally encouraged Ruth to leave Frank once and for all?
4. Which of the following bills are particularly high for residents in Whistle Stop during the early 1930's?
5. For which holiday would Idgie and her family wear paper crowns?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Vesta Adcock when she escapes from the nursing home?
2. How does Almondine get her name?
3. Why does Smokey Lonesome return to Whistle Stop after the homeless shelter closes?
4. How does Geneene respond to Ninny's assumptions about Evelyn's mental state?
5. How does Stump learn the true identity of Railroad Bill?
6. How does Idgie help cure Naughty Bird's pneumonia?
7. How does Naughty Bird's view of herself change after Le Roy leaves her?
8. Why does Vesta Adcock's husband leave her?
9. Where does Idgie go when Ruth leaves town?
10. Why does Ruth move out of Idgie's house in 1946?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Evelyn has spent much of her adult life consumed with guilt over her mother's death. First, explain how Evelyn's mother died and the way that Evelyn coped with that death. Then, explain what Evelyn has to feel guilty about when remembering her mother's death. In your opinion, is this guilt rational? Why or why not? Finally, explain how Evelyn's mother's death has affected the way Evelyn views her own health and life.
Essay Topic 2
When she is a teenager, Ruth leaves Idgie to marry Frank Bennett. First, describe Frank Bennett and explain why Ruth might want to marry him. Then, explain how Idgie reacted to the news of Ruth's engagement. What information does Idgie gather about Frank Bennett? How did this information permanently affect the relationship between the two women?
Essay Topic 3
On the day of Idgie's murder trial, many of the people she has known over the course of her life come together to testify. First, describe the alibi presented for Idgie's whereabouts during the murder and give examples of at least two unexpected witnesses for this alibi. Then, explain how Idgie's trial shows the small town mentality of Whistle Stop and the town's moral values.
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