Here on Earth Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who did Alan marry?

2. What do the men in town call Hollis behind his back?

3. Gwen feels herself being watched in Chapter 7. Who does she find out is watching her?

4. What does Louise want done with her opal ring after her death?

5. Where did March once balance, "arms out, ready for anything"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does March enjoy doing during the summer of her 14th year?

2. What subject have March and Susie been dancing around, but which they actually discuss in Chapter 10? Why have they been avoiding it? Who else knows about this secret with March and Susie knowing?

3. In Chapter 7, Gwen questions why she would want to go back to California. Why does she do this?

4. Describe Judith's garden as March finds it in Chapter 1.

5. How is Gwen dressed for the funeral of Judith Dale?

6. Describe the cemetery where Judith is buried.

7. In Chapter 9, why is Susie trying to convince March to return home to California.

8. What kind of information does Susie know as a reporter for the local newspaper?

9. After the death of Henry Murray, what jobs does Hollis take and why?

10. What do March and Susie have for their dinner out in Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 5, Ken Helms tells March and Gwen, "Make a tree sound and its fruit will be sound. Make a tree rotten and its fruit will be rotten." Discuss what this means and how it applies to the book.

Essay Topic 2

March's older brother, Alan, has an adversarial relationship with Hollis as soon as Hollis arrives. Explain why. Based on the second chapter only, what do you predict will happen to Alan and Hollis when they become men?

Essay Topic 3

Gwen insists on making her way through the swamp in Chapter 13 not for Hank's benefit, but for her own. Discuss Gwen's reasons for persisting through the marshes to stand on Alan's porch. What is she proving to herself?

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