Lives of Girls and Women Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What happens when Major kills another sheep?

2. Where does Del's mother rent a house?

3. Which of the following does Del's mother not eventually refer to her as on their sales trips?

4. Owen asks Del whether a prayer for Major would mean ___________________.

5. Who is the main character of this book?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Del's mother's position on religion?

2. What is Del's mother's occupation in this chapter?

3. What prompts Del to call Uncle Bill her "fairy godfather?"

4. What does Del learn about Uncle Bill shortly after he leaves?

5. What object of Uncle Craig's do Del's aunts give to her after his death?

6. What do Del's aunts believe about ambition in life?

7. How does the story begin?

8. What are some of the animals at Uncle Benny's house?

9. Explain Benny's penchant for clutter.

10. What is especially troubling for Del about the plan to kill Major?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the role of religion in Del's life. Why is she so adamant about pursuing it in spite of her mother's derision? Does Del make an informed choice for a church home? Does she make a final decision she can live with? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

What is the situation when more than one language exists within a country such as Canada? Explain the challenges of living in such situations.

Essay Topic 3

As you might expect from the title, the author provides the perspective of how girls and women view the world. Choose two situations in the book which also involve men or boys and create a brief synopsis of how the males viewed the same situations.

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