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. Where does Del spend time at Uncle Craig's house in order to avoid his dead body?

2. What was Uncle Craig doing when he died?

3. What do Del's aunts believe should be avoided in life?

4. What does Uncle Bill call Del's mother?

5. What is the name of the store Del must pass to get home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What social and self improvement activities does Del's mother engage in?

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

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

4. What are the circumstances of Del's biting Mary Agnes?

5. Whatever happens to the turtle soup?

6. What does Del relate about fishing with her Uncle Benny and her brother, Owen?

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

8. What is the fate of Uncle Craig's manuscript?

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the nature of this book and why the author created it the way she did. Why did she choose to create a collection of short stories to tell Del's story? Is it effective? How is it different from reading a regular novel? How is it the same?

Essay Topic 2

Del desperately wants to distinguish herself from her mother yet she is like her in many ways. Name some ways that Del is different from her mother as well as some ways that she is like her mother.

Essay Topic 3

Create a character study of Uncle Benny. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Uncle Benny?

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