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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Mary and Lecia were mistakenly put on the wrong plane, what destination did they almost end up in?
2. Which of the following family members was the only family member to stay dry-eyed during the divorce news that rocked the Karr family?
3. What did Mary finally purchase for Pete with the stamps she collected from the grocery store?
4. What was the philosophy of the school Mary attended in Antelope?
5. How did the operator of the payphone treat the Karr girls as they were trying to make a collect call?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
As a child, Mary was sexually assaulted. First, describe the setting of Mary's sexual assault and describe Mary's reaction to the event. Then, compare / contrast Mary's childhood reaction to the assault with her adult reaction to the assault. What is the same about her reactions? What is different? Finally, explain which of Mary's reactions you think was the most beneficial in helping Mary cope with the events of the assault and explain why, citing examples from the text to strengthen your argument.
Essay Topic 2
One of the main issues Mary struggled with throughout her childhood was feeling competitive with her sister, Lecia. First, explain the relationship between Mary and Lecia in their early childhood. What elements of their personalities were pitted against each other for competition? Then, explain how the relationship between Mary and Lecia changed when their mother was committed. How did the competitive nature of the relationship between the two sister alter once their mother was no longer in the home? Be sure to include at least two examples of scenes from the memoir to strengthen your arguments.
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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