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 happens to Uncle Craig's manuscript?

2. What is Del's job during the fishing expeditions?

3. Owen asks Del whether a prayer for Major would mean ___________________.

4. What is the name of the town where Del's family lives on the outskirts?

5. What is the name of the woman Benny brings home?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Del helpless when it comes to helping Owen save Major?

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

4. 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?

5. Explain Benny's penchant for clutter.

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

7. Where does Del live and how does she feel about her home?

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

9. Why does Benny ask Del if she can write?

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

Essay Topics

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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