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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. Del realizes that prayer and ____________ do not always fit nicely together.
2. Which of the following does Del's mother not eventually refer to her as on their sales trips?
3. How did Uncle Craig die?
4. Which of the following is not present in Del's aunts' home?
5. What news does Del receive when she returns home from her aunts' house?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Del's mother's occupation in this chapter?
2. What are the circumstances of Del's biting Mary Agnes?
3. What are some of the animals at Uncle Benny's house?
4. How does Del's mother manage to have her children live in town during the school year?
5. How does Del become a living sales prop for Del's mother's encyclopedia sales?
6. What object of Uncle Craig's do Del's aunts give to her after his death?
7. What is the fate of Uncle Craig's manuscript?
8. What do Del's aunts believe about ambition in life?
9. Where does Del live and how does she feel about her home?
10. What does Del relate about fishing with her Uncle Benny and her brother, Owen?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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