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. What is the name of the town where Mariah lives?

2. Where does Millie's mother take Mariah and Faith?

3. What color clothing do the members of the Order of the Great Passion wear?

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

5. Who does Rabbi Weissman see after the last counseling session he has with a couple?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mariah's mother tell her that Faith will help her get through this crisis?

2. Why does Mariah want Faith to talk to a Priest?

3. How is Faith injured at the circus?

4. Why, from the beginning, did Mariah believe that she and Colin were not meant to be together?

5. What does Faith see in her dreams on the night of August 30?

6. Why should Mariah and Faith not have been home when her mother called?

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

8. Why does James Wilton tell Ian Fletcher that now would be a good time to start praying?

9. How does Mariah have to give Faith her Risperdal?

10. How does the librarian figure out what book Faith wants?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Several "miracles" happen in the novel. The author recounts Millie's apparent death from a heart attack, a couple who reconcile, a baby that is healed, and Ian's autistic brother. Using arguments that the characters use in the novel, argue whether or not any of these incidents could be considered miracles.

Essay Topic 2

At the beginning of the novel, Millie tells Mariah that "being a family isn't a social construct, but an instinct." Using examples from the novel, explain why family is not a social construct, but an instinct.

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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