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 is the name of the road where Del's family lives?

2. Who is the main character of this book?

3. How long to Uncle Bill and Aunt Nile stay at Del's house?

4. What product does Del's mother sell?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Del become a living sales prop for Del's mother's encyclopedia sales?

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

4. How does the story begin?

5. Explain Benny's penchant for clutter.

6. What prompts Del to call Uncle Bill her "fairy godfather?"

7. How old is Del in this chapter and what is her current quest in life?

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

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

10. Who is Mary Agnes?

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

Address Del's search for meaning in her life through religion? Do you agree with her process of elimination? What do you think Del is trying to find? Does she find it? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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