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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many pairs of sneakers did Elaine buy for family for Easter in Chapter 37?
2. Who says, "free time beats jail time?"
3. Who does Elaine ask to move out of her apartment?
4. Who does Elaine visit in Chapter 30?
5. Elaine finds two scars on Nathan. One is on his finger from writing her long letters. Where is the other and how was it caused?
Short Essay Questions
1. After years of not seeing each other, Elaine doesn't greet Nate in the same way as his fantasy. Why?
2. Where does Elaine find herself on the third anniversary of her release from prison?
3. When Elaine considers buying a three-family building for $299,000, what is her plan?
4. What does Elaine do to prepare for her Thanksgiving celebration?
5. Describe Nate.
6. Why does Elaine tell Danae to leave her apartment and changes the locks?
7. Why is Jamel upset with his new parole officer in Chapter 36?
8. How is Jamel spending most of his days in Chapter 39?
9. Explain "cuff therapy."
10. How is Elaine dressed for her first Thanksgiving at home after being in prison?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What role does poverty and race play in Elaine's arrest, conviction, and sentencing? Does it play a role in her initial denial for clemency? Explain your answer, providing supporting information from the book.
Essay Topic 2
In the United States, serving time in prison is intended to punish the offender. It also intends to reform people and make them remorseful for their crime? What effect did prison have on Elaine Bartlett? Did she learn a lesson? If so, what lesson did she learn?
Essay Topic 3
In the "Author's Notes," author Jennifer Gonnerman states that she relies largely upon her own observations in the telling of Elaine Bartlett's story. Do her observations color the story or is she able to maintain objectivity in the telling of the story?
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