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. Lily tells the children that she has to be like whose wife.

2. What does AIC stand for?

3. Where does Jim work during this time?

4. Lily and Jim buy new _____.

5. Lily decides to take up which activity?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is the next person to cause problems for Lily? What happens?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Helen Casey and Rosemary Smith Walls. Why is Lily concerned that Rosemary will turn out like Helen? What steps does Rosemary take to try to shape Rosemary's future in a positive way? Does it work? How similar are Helen and Rosemary? Do you think Rosemary will travel the same path? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Examine Lily's occupation as a teacher. How did Lily get started as a teacher? What was her earliest inspiration? Do you think it was a wise choice for Lily to become a teacher? Were her methods common or unorthodox? Explain. Also explain the issues Lily had with some of her employers.

Essay Topic 3

Write a biography of Billy the Kid. Focus on key points mentioned by Adam Casey. Do you think Adam was fascinated by the man or the myth? Explain.

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