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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 Adam's profession?
2. Stuart and Pat answer an ad for a/an ______________________.
3. What does Mona do when she hears her diagnosis?
4. Rose watches a woman dote over her _________________ in a coffee bar.
5. What is Eve's job?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Adam behave immaturely during the trip to introduce Heather to his mother and sister?
2. How does Shirley prove to be the most sensitive person in the story?
3. How does Pat thwart Stuart's plans for them to participate in an orgy?
4. What is Eve's focus with the work she does for individual women?
5. Describe Vera's childhood and how she prepares to leave her situation.
6. What is the premise of "Seven Sisters"?
7. What is the premise of "Stockwell"?
8. How is Olive's true character in contrast to the gracious person she pretends to be?
9. Who is Mary and what preoccupies her thoughts as the Christmas holiday approaches?
10. Explain the reason for the trouble between Mary and her parents and what her life is like without them.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the overall setting for the stories? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Binchy choose to use these places in the book?
Essay Topic 2
Create a character study of Sophie in "Marble Arch." What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Sophie?
Essay Topic 3
What is the significance of the book's title? What are some other possible titles for the book? List at least five and cite your reasons for each.
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