Grace Notes Test | Final 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. The day after she gives birth, Catherine is struck by what realization she makes about her daughter?

2. What does Catherine believe Christmas carols celebrate?

3. Why was Liz shocked that Catherine had a child?

4. Which of the following terms best describes how Catherine feels about the night her students play the mass she is working on?

5. What does Catherine want to learn how to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Catherine realize about the celebration of birth through music?

2. What does Catherine tell Liz was the reason for her phone call?

3. What does Catherine want to tell her mother after giving birth to Anna?

4. What excuse does Dave give to Catherine for not coming to see her and Anna in the hospital?

5. What would Catherine do when her parents would fight?

6. What happens in regards to Catherine's contractions and what do the sisters tell her to do?

7. Why is Dave able to do work that the big boats cannot do?

8. Why does Catherine decide she shouldn't pray to God?

9. What does Liz almost quiz Catherine about and why?

10. What does Catherine realize will happen the longer she lives without telling her parents about her child?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what ways does Catherine's creation of music mirror the way she views her child? How does she feel about both? Does she love one more? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Why do you think the author has the flashback portion of the novel come after the death of her father? Do you think it worked to place it in part 2? Would you have placed it here? 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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