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 is the name of the oldest child?

2. Lily begins to wonder if Jim is _____.

3. What religion was the majority of the community?

4. What is the last name of the brothers who bought a local ranch?

5. Lily is especially fond of which establishments?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

6. What event occurs to severely affect the family?

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

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

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

10. What is the purpose for the contact between Adam and Lily? What is Adam's request?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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