Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jeannette Walls
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Mid-Book 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. What mode of transportation does Lily use to return home?

2. The father talks about what supernatural being?

3. What is the name of Lily's mother?

4. What type of dog was purchased using Lily's tuition money?

5. Lily began to take day trips to which landmark?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Lily's job at the end of World War I?

2. Adam manages to make free time for his extra curricular activities. What are Lily's opinions about her father's whims?

3. What prompts Lily to leave the ranch?

4. What causes Lily to get into trouble at school this time?

5. What is the purpose for the contact between Adam and Lily? What is Adam's request?

6. Why does Lily return to KC Ranch? What has changed since her last visit?

7. Why does Lily return to the ranch? What happens when she returns?

8. What was the first indication that there was trouble brewing?

9. Describe the next few years of the couple's life together.

10. What is the first major incident that happens in the story?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine Adam's desire for education and to prove himself to the locals. Do you think part of Adam's demeanor came from his accident? How did the town officials view Adam? What did Adam do to try to gain respect? Did it work?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Little Jim and Rosemary. Who is the wildest? Who is the most grounded? Are the children close? Which is closer to his/her parents? How do you think the relationship will evolve as the siblings age? What do you think each thinks of the other's choices?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the life of Rosemary Smith Walls. Was Rosemary a real wild child or simply undisciplined? What might Jim and/or Lily have done to tame Rosemary? Why was Rosemary kicked out of school? How might Rosemary portray her education to her children?

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