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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 had Bruce Bechdel been recording on the tape that the author's mother discovered after his death in Chapter 5?
2. How old was the author when her "actual obsessive-compulsive disorder began"?
3. What vision compelled the author in the dream she describes in Chapter 5?
4. The author writes in Chapter 6, "It's said that homes with pubescent children in them are more prone to" what?
5. Who wrote the play The American Dream that the author's mother is seen reading in a panel in Chapter 5?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the author go into depth regarding the geography of her hometown in Chapter 5?
2. Why does the author say that her family witnessed lots of sunrises in 1974?
3. What impacts of her parents' "creative solitude" does the author describe in Chapter 5?
4. With whom did Alison Bechdel and her brothers go to stay for several days in Chapter 6? Why?
5. What is revealed of Bruce Bechdel's obituary in Chapter 5?
6. What symbolism can be seen in the fallen trees in Chapter 6?
7. How did the author feel about rehearsing lines with her mother in Chapter 6?
8. What is described in the police report that the author illustrates in Chapter 6?
9. What is alluded to in the title of Chapter 6, "The Ideal Husband"?
10. How did the author respond when she began menstruating in Chapter 6?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the secrets of Bruce Bechdel that are revealed in the course of the narrative. How did these secrets impact the Bechdel family? How did they impact his marriage? How does the author feel about the secrets she discovered about her father?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the author's allusions to Henry James and his works in Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Whom does the author associate with Henry James novels? Why? What correlations does she make?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the relationships between Bruce Bechdel, Roy, and Bill in the narrative. How did these relationships develop? How did they end? How does the author feel about these relationships?
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