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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 did Charlie spend her day doing while at the beach with her family soon after Grandma Moore's funeral?

2. Which of the following did Mary want to purchase with the money she inherited from Grandma Moore's estate?

3. What beverage did Charlie spend the day drinking at the Houston Zoo?

4. What song did Charlie sing under her breath while driving erratically through the rain-whipped streets during the hurricane?

5. At the Liars' Club meetings, how did Pete say his father died, which was a lie?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Pete's reaction to the news that his daughters would be coming to stay with him full-time?

2. Who was Mr. Thibideaux?

3. What parts of the school system in Antelope were different than the school system in Leechfield?

4. What major event took place in Mary's life while driving to the World's Fair in Seattle?

5. Where was Mary when she was sexually assaulted, and what was her reaction to the event?

6. How did Lecia react when her mother threatened to shoot Hector in front of her?

7. What story did Pete regularly tell about the way his father died?

8. What happened during the playground fight between Mary and Rickey Carter?

9. How did Pete manage the family's money during their toughest financial times?

10. What happened during the fight between Mary and Big Bertha?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Around Mary's tenth birthday, Pete and Charlie begin to struggle for power in their relationship, a conflict that comes out in various ways in the relationship. First, explain how Pete attempts to exert his power in the relationship and compare / contrast that to the way Charlie attempts to exert her power in the relationship. What is the same about their struggles for power? What is different? What is the effect of this power struggle on the maturity of the children in the house? Be sure to include at least two scenes from the memoir to strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout her time working at and owning the bar, Charlie meets and introduces her daughters to various men. First, describe Gordon, and man who becomes increasingly important in Charlie's life after she buys the bar. Then, compare / contrast Gordon's involvement with the family to Joey's involvement with the family. How do these men take on roles of responsibility within the Karr home. What benefit does Mary receive from having this revolving door of men in her life? What danger is she put in? In the end, is the introduction of these men more of a positive or negative experience in Mary's life? How can you tell?

Essay Topic 3

The Karr family's move to Colorado signals a real change in the relationship between Charlie and Pete. First, explain why the family decided to move to Colorado in the first place. Then, describe how this motivation signals a shift in the balance of power between Charlie and Pete. How do you see this relationship change carry out through the family's time in Colorado? Be sure to include at least two examples of scenes from the text that you believe help strengthen your argument.

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