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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. On what day does Del announce that she is going to church?
2. What rumor does Benny confirm to the Jordans about Madeleine?
3. Why do Aunt Elspeth and Aunt Grace move?
4. Where do Del's aunts live?
5. What happens to Uncle Craig's manuscript?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Del manage the news that Uncle Craig has died?
2. What is Owen's idea to help save Major?
3. How does Del come to the realization that not all prayers are answered in the way one would like?
4. How old is Del in this chapter and what is her current quest in life?
5. How does Del's mother manage to have her children live in town during the school year?
6. What is Del's mother's position on religion?
7. Whatever happens to the turtle soup?
8. What are the circumstances of Del's biting Mary Agnes?
9. What is especially troubling for Del about the plan to kill Major?
10. What is the fate of Uncle Craig's manuscript?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Uncle Benny is not really Del's uncle but he has a huge role in her life. Explain the importance of Uncle Benny to Del. What does he supply for her that she cannot get from her real family?
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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