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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 essay contest supposed to be about?

2. Who does Mick "prom with" at her party?

3. What does Jake tell Mr. Singer that he had once done to his hand?

4. What is Antonapoulos's job?

5. In the summer when Mick takes her brothers for walks what does she think about?

Short Essay Questions

1. What generally goes on inside Mick Kelly's head?

2. What regrets does Doctor Copeland have about his relationship with his family?

3. Why did Biff Brannon seem to be closer to his wife than they were when she was alive?

4. What place did Mick Kelly favor during her long walks at night, and why?

5. Why does Mick apply for the job at the ten-cent store?

6. What had changed about Mick Kelly as she sat in the restaurant on the evening of August 21, 1939?

7. What does Blount want even more than a job?

8. Why is Portia so determined that her father should live with her grandfather and other brothers when he is so different from them?

9. In what way did Doctor Copeland use the Christmas party as a forum?

10. What do we learn about the Kellys financial situation in Part 2, Chapter 9?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Research the author, Carson McCullers and determine how the character Mick may have been modeled after herself.

Essay Topic 2

What is the difference between this Southern town and Northern towns of equal size? Does the location of the story make a difference in this story? Why? How would the story change if it took place in a different location? What would be lost from the story?

Essay Topic 3

Who is the main character of the novel and why? What about the protagonist and antagonist?

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