If There Be Thorns 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. While conversing with Cathy in the attic, what does Chris say "often leads to reality?"

2. Cindy is Jory's _______.

3. What is the rich woman hiding beneath her veil?

4. What does Jory overhear his mother calling Chris in the chapter titled Sugar and Spice?

5. What dance moves does Cathy do around Chris after he discovers her in the attic?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't Bart want his grandmother to feed Apple while Bart is in Disneyland?

2. Describe Jory's memories of Madame Marisha.

3. Describe Madame Marisha's concerns about Chris and Cathy's living arrangement.

4. Describe Bart.

5. How does Bart attack Cindy in her pool?

6. What does Chris explain to Corrine that Bart does to make up for being unskilled?

7. What is Bart doing with Cathy's manuscript?

8. Why is Jory upset by what he overhears between Madame Marisha and Cathy in the chapter titled The Terrible Truth?

9. What does Bart do with Cindy once they return from the mansion together without Cathy?

10. What kind of dreams does Bart have about his mother?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Chris accuses Corrine of selfishness. Explain whether Corrine's actions prove to be selfish or the opposite. What do her motivations appear to be? What in her appearance or behavior hints at a care only for herself?

Essay Topic 2

In the prologue the narrator says, "I found a strand of silver in my hair today, reminding me that soon I might be a grandmother, and I shuddered." Identify the character, and explain her reaction to this natural occurrence from what is discovered about her within the book.

Essay Topic 3

Explain why Bart feels inferior to Jory. How does this determine Bart's behavior around Jory? In what ways are Bart's feelings justified? In what ways are they not justified? Give examples

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