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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 part of Buddy Jr.'s body is severed off when he is hit by the train?
2. Which of the following famous Bible stories does Bertha focus on at her weekly Bible study?
3. To whose home does Idgie often send people who ask where they can purchase whiskey?
4. Which of the following events happens when Big George's twins are ten-years-old?
5. How do most hobos find out about the Whistle Stop Cafe?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Ruth die?
2. What pleasant memories does Ninny have about her childhood growing up around trains?
3. How does Stump muster up the courage to ask Peggy out for their first date?
4. How does Idgie react to the news that Ruth is engaged to Frank?
5. How did Frank Bennett really die?
6. What prediction does Sipsey make about Big George's twins when they are born?
7. What happens to Evelyn while shopping at the local Piggly Wiggly that plummets her new-found self-confidence?
8. What interesting addition to the garden did Idgie's mother find one summer, and where did she think this addition came from?
9. What reason does Ninny give to Evelyn about why Smokey stayed in town so long?
10. What happens when Frank returns to Whistle Stop in search of Ruth?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Throughout her life, Idgie has been known to tell wild, exaggerated stories. Choose at least two of Idgie's wild stories and describe them. In each of these two situations, what did Idgie get in return for telling her crazy stories? What insight do these wild stories give the reader in regards to Idgie's character? What motivation might she have to exaggerate?
Essay Topic 3
Throughout her childhood, Idgie felt Buddy was the most important person in her life. Describe the character of Buddy Threadgoode. Why were he and Idgie so close as children? What traumatic event eventually split Buddy and Idgie up? How did Idgie react to this event? In what ways does she keep Buddy with her throughout the novel?
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