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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. How does Katherine plan to solve her problem?
2. What does Theresa reach for after asking Gary to leave at the end of the book?
3. Who does Rose introduce Theresa to?
4. What news does Theresa shock James with when they reach her apartment after leaving Thanksgiving dinner?
5. Where does Theresa insist her date take her that neither she nor her date enjoy?
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss Theresa's thoughts on getting her life back together.
2. Discuss the use of marijuana in Theresa's life when she lives in Manhattan.
3. Katherine looks to Theresa as someone to whom she can confess. What does Katherine confess in the November after Theresa moves away from the Bronx?
4. Discuss why Theresa asks Gary to leave her apartment.
5. What is Theresa's concern about going to his mother's party with Tony? What does he tell her about her concern?
6. What is Theresa's relationship with Victor?
7. Discuss the first time Theresa misses school.
8. Discuss how Theresa feels about her own career.
9. Discuss why and how Theresa tries to end her relationship with James at Christmas.
10. Discuss Ali's formula for happiness. How does this conflict with his former wife?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Theresa to her two sisters. Consider their personalities and physical characteristics.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the importance of sibling order to this novel. Give a brief overview of young, middle and oldest children in a family and compare to Theresa's family.
Essay Topic 3
Irony is the contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. There are three types of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic. Identify and discuss two examples of irony in the book. Which type of irony is it? What is expected and what actually occurs with your examples?
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