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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did Pete react when Mary blurted out that she didn't want her mother to come home from the psychiatric ward?
2. When the police came to investigate the beating of Hector, what was Charlie wearing when she came to the door?
3. What was the name of the buxom bartender at the local bar where Pete took Mary during her school holidays?
4. What did Hector and Charlie spend most of their time doing after their marriage?
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 childhood, Mary came face-to-face with a lot of violence. First, choose one scene of violence from Mary's childhood and describe it. What brought this violence about? What was Mary's reaction to the violence? Then, compare / contrast that to another scene of violence in Mary's childhood. How do these two scenes show the growth of Mary's character and explain her relationship with violence as an answer to problems?
Essay Topic 2
At the opening of the memoir, Mary explains that her mother has been taken away for being "Nervous." First, explain what the definition of "Nervous" is within the medical community of Mary's hometown. Then, choose one other person in the town that was diagnosed with "Nervousness" and compare / contrast that nervousness to Mary's mother's nervousness. What is the same about their conditions? What is different? Which case of nervousness seems to be more severe? How can you tell? Be sure to include examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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