Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett Test | Final Test - Hard

Jennifer Gonnerman
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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. Who is Dude Massard?

2. What friend from prison does Elaine hope to see at a rally in Chapter 33?

3. According to Apache, who looks like a cross between "Charlie's Angels" and Glenn Close in "101 Dalmations?"

4. When Chapter 43 opens, what is Elaine doing?

5. Who does Elaine ask to move out of her apartment?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Elaine find herself on the third anniversary of her release from prison?

2. Who is Yvonne Stennet and what is her connection to Elaine's family?

3. Describe the living room of Apartment 13B from Chapter 40.

4. Part of the reason that Elaine is so broke all the time is because of relatives asking her for money all the time. Why is she giving money away that she needs?

5. What does Jamel provide to Elaine in Chapter 38 that no one else thinks to do?

6. Describe Cassandra's relationship with Jamel.

7. When Elaine considers buying a three-family building for $299,000, what is her plan?

8. Why does Elaine tell Danae to leave her apartment and changes the locks?

9. Why is Apartment 13B more crowded than usual on April 3, 2001?

10. When Elaine realizes that a family member stole money from her, she does nothing. Why is that?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Different types of parole officers are seen in "Life on the Outside." Find out what the qualifications are to be a parole officer for the federal corrections department or within your state. Do you think the qualifications are appropriate? What makes a good parole officer? What kind of personality? Do life experiences play a role in how a parole officer works?

Essay Topic 2

Elaine and Nathan make the decision to marry before being sentenced. Yvonne makes her strenuous objections known. Both Elaine and Nathan know for a fact that they're going to prison. So why do they decide to marry? Do they think marriage will have an effect on their sentencing?

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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