Hard Laughter Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Anne Lamott
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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the doctor say that the lump on her body is, and Jen pretends she knew this along?

2. Megan's great-aunt used to have a __________ named Damocles, before her husband made her give it up.

3. Where is the hospital that Megan and Jen are going to in order to see Wallace on his discharge day?

4. Jen doesn't want her doctor to see her as a __________, even though it's likely she already does.

5. What is the new symptom of Wallace's that makes the entire family worried about his condition?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Megan's relationship to Honey seems to be a comfortable one, one in which they see each other and hope to see each other again soon, even though Honey knows she is old.

Part 1: Why do you think Megan goes to see Honey?

Part 2: Do you think that Honey likes Jen?

Part 3: How do you think Megan's visits with Honey are helpful to the both of them?

Essay Topic 2

Jen is a person who seems to avoid pain and sadness by drinking and by doing drugs.

Part 1: Why do you think Jen doesn't want to handle the pain any other way?

Part 2: Do you think that Jen should find other ways to cope with her feelings?

Part 3: How do you cope when you have things happen in your life which might be seen as tragic?

Essay Topic 3

Wallace pretends to feel bad about the death of the cat, for Jen's benefit.

Part 1: Why do you think Wallace doesn't feel bad about the cat?

Part 2: How do you think Jen would feel if no one was sympathetic about the death?

Part 3: Do you think the cat's death reminds Jen about her father's mortality? Why?

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