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 and Jim sent the children to ______.

2. Who usually goes along with Jim on trips?

3. The family lives in which town?

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

5. What does the man do for a living?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What is Lily's plan in regards to getting married and starting a family? How does the plan play out?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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.

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