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. Which woman examined the children of the tribe?

2. What does Lily eventually do to the man?

3. Rosemary develops a crush on a boy named _____.

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

5. The family suffered due to which event?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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. What are some of Lily's luxuries when she and Jim move to Phoenix?

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

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

8. What is one of the first signs of Rosemary's sometimes overly compassionate heart?

9. Jim and Lily lose their house and land. The couple plans to move to California where they know jobs are still available. What causes the couple to stay in Arizona?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a timeline of Lily Casey Smith's life. Include special events and important occurrences. Also choose three events and explain why they were significant in shaping Lily's life, career, and future.

Essay Topic 2

Lily says that she plans to stick around for a long time to keep watch over the grandchildren. How do you think Little Jim and Rosemary feel about Lily's input? Does Lily feel that one are both are inept as parents? Do you think it is Lily's place to oversee the grandchildren? What kind of influence do you think Lily will have over the grandchildren? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Give at least three examples of foreshadowing 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.

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