Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel Test | Final Test - Hard

Jeannette Walls
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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. How many sons does the deputy have?

2. There is a humorous story about three ladies from _____.

3. What is the name of the county where the family lived before moving to Phoenix?

4. Which woman spoke to the parents of the tribe about the children's education?

5. During the summer, Lily worked ___ jobs.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Lily's plan in regards to getting married and starting a family? How does the plan play out?

2. What is the next step in Lily's career?

3. What is Lily's solution to the dire financial situation?

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

5. What are some of the activities the family undertakes while in Phoenix?

6. What are Lily's instructions to the children when she returns to teaching? How do the children behave?

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

8. What event occurs to severely affect the family?

9. What are some of the things that Lily likes most about Phoenix?

10. What are some of the children's activities at home?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the interesting and turbulent life of Lily Casey Smith. What were Lily's best traits? What were her weaknesses? Do you admire Lily's abilities? What about Lily do you like/dislike the most? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Lily believed that she could teach virtually any child until she had Rosemary. Explain why you think Lily was unable to teach Rosemary. What was Jim's role in Rosemary's education? Why do you think Rosemary was so wild and contrary? In what areas did Rosemary excel?

Essay Topic 3

Adam squanders Lily's tuition on the purchase of Great Danes. Examine Adam's motivation. Why do you think Adam did it? Is he opposed to Lily's education and simply looking for an excuse? Is this another one of Adam's harebrained ideas? What is Lily's reaction? Does Lily discuss the issue with Adam?

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