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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Mick thinks about the last month, what two things can't she believe?
2. By May, what does Mick spend an obsessive amount of time doing?
3. Where does Biff go during his Sunday break?
4. What does Jake tell Copeland's guests he wants to do?
5. Why is Jake Blount running in the opening of Part 3, Chapter 2?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare Jake Blount's original intent to become an evangelist and how that is similar, or differs, from what he is doing in the story.
Essay Topic 2
Mick Kelly's dream was to be a famous pianist. Was this dream realistic? What would she have had to overcome to achieve her dream? What talent, if any, did she show in the story that might lead the reader to believe this dream might come true one day? Did Mick see being a pianist as a means to travel around the world, or were the dreams to play piano and travel independent of one another?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the kind of relationship Mick Kelly has with her family, especially her mother. Why doesn't Mick confide in her parents about her dreams? What happened to the close relationship she once had with her older brother? Why does Mick seem closest to her younger brothers? At one point in the novel Mick keeps asking her brother Bubber/George if he loves her. Why was it so important to her that he love her not just because she was his sister?
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