Friend of My Youth: Stories Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Maya give Georgia for Miles coming to Maya's house?

2. From what profession is Austin retired?

3. What was June's former profession?

4. What is Joan's husband's profession?

5. Who is Austin's fiancee?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain Alice Munro's writing style. How does she deliver information? How does she develop characters? What is the general tone of her stories? What is the most appealing aspect of Munro's writing for you? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

What is the overall setting for the stories in the book? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Munro choose to use these places in the stories?

Essay Topic 3

Several of Munro's stories are classic stories of loss and renewal. What does that classification entail? Why do some of the stories fit into this category? Explain.

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