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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When the police came to investigate the beating of Hector, what was Charlie wearing when she came to the door?
2. What was the philosophy of the school Mary attended in Antelope?
3. In what topic of study did Mary receive her Master's Degree?
4. What did Mary finally purchase for Pete with the stamps she collected from the grocery store?
5. From where did Mary and Lecia draw many of the images for their imagination of their mother's ward?
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
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
When Grandma Moore dies, the Karr family has very mixed reactions to the news. Choose two Karr family members that had profound reactions to the death and compare / contrast their reactions. What is the same about their reactions? What is different? How do these two reactions to Grandma Moore's death show the depth and complications in her character? Be sure to cite at least two examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.
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