Keeping Faith 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. Where did Colin and Mariah meet?

2. Why do Mariah and Faith need to go back to the house at the beginning of the book?

3. What does Mariah hear in the night when she thinks she hears Colin?

4. What did Millie call days when she would let Mariah skip school?

5. Who is Rabbi Weissman counseling?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mariah's dream when she cannot visit Faith in the hospital.

2. What does Joan Standish say in Mariah's defense at the custody hearing?

3. Why did Mariah not tell anyone she was pregnant when she went to Greenhaven?

4. How does a clown entertain Faith before the show?

5. What did Mariah do as a child when a classmate told her she would go to hell if she was not baptized?

6. Why did Ian's grandmother wear her religion like a Kevlar vest?

7. What questions does Dr. Keller ask when she presents Faith's case at a psychiatric symposium?

8. When did Father Rampini decide to become a priest?

9. Does Ian believe that Michael was healed?

10. What happened the first time Mariah found Colin in bed with another woman?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the beginning of Chapter 1, the author quotes Milton saying, "Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth [u]nseen, both when we wake and when we sleep." How is the quote a theme in the novel? Use examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 2, the author begins with a quote from Ian Fletcher that says, "Sure, lots of people believe in God. Lots of people used to believe the world was flat, too." Explain the meaning of this phrase and why Ian would compare a belief in God to a belief that the world is flat.

Essay Topic 3

For Christians, the Old Testament of the Bible represents the old covenant between man and God, and the New Testament represents a new covenant between man and God. Explain why the author might have divided the book into two parts: "The Old Testament" and "The New Testament".

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