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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. On what is the title of the book based?

2. Who does Annie bring into her home to live?

3. What physical manifestation does Annie experience as a result of her mother's decline?

4. In addition to Annie, who else lives in the home when Annie's mother comes to live there?

5. What does the author do with the events she summarizes?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of the Preface in I REMAIN IN DARKNESS?

2. What is the unexpected gesture from her mother that surprises and touches Annie?

3. How does Annie take care of her mother's physical needs and how does her mother's condition affect her?

4. On what does Annie base the title of the book?

5. Explain what Annie means by associating days in her own life with days in her mother's life.

6. What is the premise of I REMAIN IN DARKNESS?

7. What happens between Annie and her mother which is heartbreaking for Annie?

8. What effect does Annie's mother's impending death have on Annie and her writing?

9. What notes does Annie make about the death of her mother on April 7?

10. What two themes become evident in this chapter?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain the dynamic of the mother-daughter role. Why is this relationship such a critical one for girls? How does the relationship between Annie and her mother exhibit in flashbacks? How is the relationship characterized in current time?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two examples you can identify in the story and note why they are examples of irony.

Essay Topic 3

I REMAIN IN DARKNESS is a classic reversal of roles story. What does that classification entail? Why does this story fit into this category? Explain.

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