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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What intentions did Charlie have during her frequent trips to Mexico with Hector?
2. How did the operator of the payphone treat the Karr girls as they were trying to make a collect call?
3. Which of the following best describes the look Mary saw on Charlie's face when Charlie threatened to shoot Hector?
4. Which of the following characters held a gun to his head while drinking at Charlie's bar, threatening to kill himself while Mary looked on?
5. What did Mary purchase for Charlie with the stamps she collected from the grocery store?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
After the divorce, Mary and Lecia adopt very different coping mechanisms to deal with their emotional disappointment in their parents. First, describe Mary's emotional coping method while dealing with abandonment issues from her father. Then, compare / contrast that to Lecia's coping method while dealing with abandonment issues from her father. What is the same about their coping methods? What is different? How do these two coping methods come to a head on Father's Day? Be sure to include at least two examples from the text that you believe help strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
The title of this novel is based after a real club explained in the memoir. First, explain what The Liars' Club is and who could become a member. Then, explain how the club affected Mary's life and her relationship with her family. Finally, explain whether or not you believe "The Liars' Club" is a fitting title for this novel. Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your argument.
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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