In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle Test | Final Test - Hard

Madeleine Blais
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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. With how many points did Jen Pariseau enter the 1992-93 season?

2. Who is the coach in Agawam that told his players "Little eyes are watching you," according to the author in Chapter 5 (102)?

3. On what date did Amherst beat Cathedral?

4. The author notes in Chapter 5 that Courtney Moyer and Jen Pariseau had been close friends since what age?

5. What is referred to as the "live mall" in Amherst (181)?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Jamila succeed in helping Kristin with her struggles in Chapter 8?

2. How does the author describe the second game between the Hurricanes and Northampton in Chapter 8?

3. How is Gumby's family described? What is Gumby's real name?

4. Why was Jade Sharpe chosen for the team? How is Jade described?

5. What questions did the applicants for the team have to answer on their application forms?

6. How is the game against Hamp described in Chapter 9? What was the final score?

7. What did Rita confide to Jen in Chapter 9?

8. What did Jamila discuss with the press in Chapter 9?

9. What physical ailment did Gumby face in sixth grade? How was it treated?

10. How does the author describe the atmosphere in Amherst in February in Chapter 9?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the author's depiction of Lucia Maraniss. What position did Lucia play on the team? What aspects of Lucia are considered noteworthy by the author and by her teammates?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the relationship between Jamila Wideman and Jen Pariseau in the book. What led to the animosity between these friends? How did they repair their relationship?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the family lives of two or more Hurricanes team members. How do the family relationships differ? How do the family lives of these characters inform their thoughts and actions?

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