Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Though she is heartbroken, Marie says she will not "park herself on the tracks for Nector," which means:
2. Though Leopolda is dying, Marie's real reason for visiting her is:
3. How has Grandpa Kashpaw changed since Albertine last saw him?
4. When Nector compares himself to a fish failing to breathe in an airless space, this comparison reflects:
5. Leopolda strikes Marie with the oak pole because:
Short Essay Questions
1. Choose three examples of sensory detail from the chapter and describe their uses.
2. What is the tone of the meeting between Lulu and Marie at the end of the chapter.
3. What do Howard Kashpaw's actions reveal?
4. Why did the author have Zelda find the letter from Nector rather than Marie?
5. Describe Leopolda now that she is old and dying.
6. How is the title "Love Medicine" reflected in the chapter itself.
7. Identify two examples of irony in the chapter.
8. What does June's "hanging" teach Marie about the girl?
9. Why does Lulu choose to go to the Senior Citizens Center?
10. What might the eggs Andy peels, and June consumes, represent? What do eggs symbolize?
Erdrich often uses animals to symbolize ideas or make connections in her novel. Choose three examples of animals as symbols in Love Medicine, and use them to support a central idea in Erdrich's text. Consider who or what the animals represent, and how Erdrich is using them to communicate a theme or message.
Essayist Agnes Repplier said, "Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding." Considering Erdrich's use of humor and irony, defend, refute, or qualify Repplier's statement in your essay.
Consider the structure of Erdrich's novel. In your essay, evaluate the effectiveness of the short-story-like chapters and multiple narrators. Does Erdrich's structure add to or detract from the themes? Why?
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