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 type of sandwich does Jim have for lunch?

2. The family suffered due to which event?

3. Lily has a run in with Uncle ___, a powerful member of the community.

4. The women tell Lily that she needs to teach the children about ____.

5. What did Lily cover to deter the man from bothering her at work?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

8. Who confront Lily at school? What is the outcome?

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

10. What is Lily's plan for taking flying lessons? Who is her instructor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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