If There Be Thorns Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What second role does Cathy dance for in the ballet that she does not tell Chris about?

2. Who is Chris' father?

3. How does Bart say his real father died?

4. What is Bart stealing from his mom shortly after her accident?

5. What is John Amos's last name?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain Bart's obsession with death. Does he really desire death? Does he want his mother to die? Does he wish for Apple's death? What does the idea of death mean to Bart?

Essay Topic 2

Identify the few of Bart's thoughts from his narration that have a profound and surprising insight. What is he referring to when he thinks it? What broader meanings do these thoughts have, and how do they apply to the novel as a whole?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the benefits of each narrator. Which narration is stronger? Who is a more reliable narrator? Who is a more insightful narrator? Which narrator's voice feels more authentic? Explain your answers.

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