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. What word is best used to describe the house's decor?

2. What are the names of the chestnut quarter horses?

3. Lily and Jim buy new _____.

4. How did the children feel about living in the city?

5. What word is best used to describe Rosemary?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the children react to their next school?

2. What causes Lily to spy on Jim? What occurs?

3. How does Helen's death affect Lily? What changes does the death prompt in Lily's life?

4. Jim is asked for help during storm. What happens? What event follows?

5. Describe Lily's summer jobs and at least one event that occurs at that time.

6. Where do Jim and Lily move after Jim is hired by AIC?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Give at least three examples of flashback as it is used in the story. Does the author make it clear or are the references vague? What is the purpose? Is it effective? Are there other instances and events that might benefit from the use of this technique? 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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