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

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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. From what profession is Austin retired?

2. Which couple also attended a dinner party at Maya and Raymond's house?

3. What does Averill do that surprises the captain?

4. What is the profession of the man in #136?

5. What is a woman named Karin helping Austin to do as the story begins?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Jeanine and what is her purpose for being on the ship?

2. What did Anita learn about Margot when her mother visited her in the hospital after her appendix surgery?

3. What story does the captain tell about two sister who once traveled on the ship?

4. How does Joan's hometown of Logan contribute to people's needs to fit in and not be too distinctive?

5. What was Joan Fordyce's childhood like as explained in the first part of the story?

6. Who is Miles and what is his relationship with Georgia?

7. What does this story say about uneven love in relationships, especially in the case of Maya's husband, Raymond?

8. Who is Austin Cobbett and what is a woman named Karin helping him do as the story begins?

9. What is the symbolism of the red stained glass through which Joan views the world?

10. What does Jeanine admit to Averill about her personal life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the role of the family in Munro's stories. What does it mean for some of the characters? How does the family evolve in its support of each other? How are some of the families fractured? Give examples.

Essay Topic 2

Create a character study of Austin Corbett in "Pictures of the Ice". What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Austin?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses several instances of foreshadowing in the stories. Explain what foreshadowing is, and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of foreshadowing.

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