Keeping Faith Test | Final 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 do Mariah and Faith do after Kenzie's first visit?

2. What does Faith say God smells like?

3. How does Ian refer to Millie when he calls a reporter anonymously?

4. How long does Father Rampini think it will take to wrap up the case he has come to decide in New Canaan?

5. What reporter does Ian call anonymously?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Rabbi Weissman call Rabbi Daniel Solomon?

2. Why doesn't Mariah put people in her dollhouse?

3. What does the MotherGod Society do when they first hear of Bishop Andrews' official denunciation of Faith?

4. What is Father Rourke's analysis of Faith?

5. What does Mariah dream the night after she and Ian make love?

6. How was Rafael Civernos healed?

7. Why is Father Joseph MacReady stunned when only eight people attend early morning mass?

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

9. Why does Mariah get extremely angry when Ian takes Faith fishing?

10. Why does Father MacReady think Faith sees God as female?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the beginning of Chapter 15, Picoult uses a quote from Sophocles. Explain how the novel shows that "[c]hildren are the anchors that hold a mother to life."

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

On August 30, Faith "knows that truth can cause a sharp pain behind your eyes and that love sometimes feels like a fist around your throat. Explain how truth can cause pain and how love can be compared to a fist around the throat. Use examples from the novel that show when Faith might have experienced times when truth was painful and times when love felt like it was strangling her.

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