Grace Notes Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Bernard MacLaverty
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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. Catherine's mother accuses Catherine of what in regard to her mother's religious beliefs?

2. How did Catherine's father die?

3. When they get back to the pub after the funeral, what is Catherine overwhelmed with a desire to do?

4. How long ago did Catherine have a child?

5. What is Catherine thinking about when she wakes up at four thirty in the morning?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Catherine remember that her father taught her and how did it make her feel?

2. What does the young priest who performed Catherine's father's ceremony ask her?

3. Why does Catherine decide she can't wear jeans to her father's funeral?

4. What does Catherine remember Huang as being able to get away with?

5. Where does Mrs. MeKenna go when they come back from the funeral and what does she tell those that offer her condolences?

6. What does Catherine remember about her teachers and classmates?

7. What did Catherine play for her mother and how did her mother react?

8. When did the salt shaker at Catherine's home get a crease in it?

9. What happened in Catherine's hometown according to the bus driver?

10. Why doesn't Catherine play very well when she is playing for Melnichuch and what is his response to her playing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Catherine have to come to grips with her past? What steps does she take to make this happen? Do you think she took the right steps? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

What is Miss Bingham's real purpose in Catherine's life? How does Catherine repay Miss Bingham? Do you believe Catherine treats Miss Bingham well? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

In what ways are Catherine's parents responsible for the separation between them? In what ways is Catherine responsible for the separation? Who do you believe is more to blame and why do you feel that way?

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