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 do Del's aunts bring her one day?

2. What does Del's mother accuse Del of becoming?

3. What does Del notice while shoveling snow one day?

4. Everything is ________________ in town.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Del manage the news that Uncle Craig has died?

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

3. When Del stays with her aunts for the summer there is an event which sticks out in her mind. What is the event and what does it point out about her aunts?

4. How does Del come to the realization that not all prayers are answered in the way one would like?

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

6. How does Del behave when she no longer wants to participate in her mother's sales calls?

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

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

9. Where do Del's aunts move after Uncle Craig dies?

10. What is the episode that evolves after Major kills a sheep?

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

Describe the setting for the novel. Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did the writer choose this setting?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the girls and women in Del's life. What role do they serve in her development? How does Del manage through the ups and downs with each of the girls and women in her life? What do they all have in common? Explain.

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