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 Del's favorite thing out of all of Benny's possessions?

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

3. What job does Del's mother have?

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

5. Who is the boarder that Del's mother takes in?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the surprise visitor from America who arrives at Del's house one day?

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

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

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

5. 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?

6. How does Del manage the news that Uncle Craig has died?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Del's story takes place in 1940s rural Canada. Project Del's character 70 years into the future. How different would she be if she were a 21st century character living in rural character? What would she be like if she were a 21st century character living in a metropolitan area?

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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