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 rumor does Benny confirm to the Jordans about Madeleine?

2. What extreme weather occurs during the last spring that Del spends in Jubilee?

3. Which of the following is not present in Del's aunts' home?

4. What is the name of the town where Del's family lives on the outskirts?

5. What is the affliction of Aunt Moira's and Uncle Bob's daughter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Del's favorite of Benny's possessions?

2. How does the cooperation necessary between cast mates alter the usual dynamic between the boys and girls in class?

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

4. Who is the surprise visitor from America who arrives at Del's house one day?

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

6. Whatever happens to the turtle soup?

7. Explain Benny's penchant for clutter.

8. What are Del's impressions of Naomi when she sees her at work one day?

9. What happens each March at Del's school and who is in charge of it this year?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Even though the world was involved in World War II during much of the time period of Del's story, it does not really enter into the book. Why does the author choose to leave this major world event out of Del's story? What does that show about the isolation of Del and her rural surroundings?

Essay Topic 2

Del loves to escape her world through reading and this becomes an important theme throughout the book. Name at least two other themes in the cycle of stories and cite two examples for each to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

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

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