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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. What do Joe and Violet do when they meet at the drugstore?
2. What do Joe and Violet take up on the roof with them?
3. What does Golden Gray ask Lestory?
4. As Golden Gray approaches his father's house, what does he wish to do to his father?
5. Why does True Belle return to Vesper County?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Vera Louise's father's reaction when he is told Vera Louise is pregnant.
2. Describe the initial meeting between Golden Gray and his father in Chapter Seven.
3. In Chapter Nine, how does Felice describe Dorcas?
4. In Chapter 10, why does Alice Manfred move back to Springfield? What do you think is the real reason she moves back to Springfield?
5. What is your understanding of the relationship between Joe, Violet, and Felice in Chapters Nine and Ten?
6. In Chapter Eight, why does the narrator say Dorcas is getting tired of Joe?
7. In Chapter Seven, how does Henry say you can always find Wild?
8. What happens to the cotton plantation thirteen years after Golden Gray confronts his father?
9. Why do you think the ambulance takes such a long time to come help Dorcas? What excuses do they give?
10. In Chapter Seven, why does Joe think Wild is his own mother?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How do you describe the development of the relationship between Alice and Violet? Why do you think Violet is so determined to befriend Alice? What benefits do both women derive from the relationship?
Essay Topic 2
Felice has a strong attachment to the ring Dorcas is buried wearing. What does the ring signify, and why is it so important to Felice? What greater concepts are initiated in the story about the ring?
Essay Topic 3
Briefly summarize the incident when Malvonne finds the mail behind the refrigerator. What does she do in response? Why does she spend time doing these sorts of things, and what irony do you find in the events?
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