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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. With what did Charlie mix the first glass of wine she ever served to Mary?
2. What was the name of the bar Charlie owned?
3. What pills did Charlie become addicted to after she quit drinking?
4. To whom / what did Mary compare her sexual attacker while he was in her bedroom?
5. In what state did Charlie randomly decide to purchase a house while traveling to the World's Fair?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Books become an important method of escape for Mary during her violent and troubled childhood. One book in particular, Dracula, is especially important to her. First, describe how Mary was first introduced to the book, Dracula. Then, give examples of at least two scenes in the memoir in which Mary uses metaphors from the book to explain her psychology. Finally, explain whether or not you believe the book Dracula is a good metaphor for Mary's life and why. Be sure to include at least two examples from the text that you believe help strengthen your argument.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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