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Love Medicine Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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?



Essay Topics

Authors often use the last line of their text to offer thematic resolution. Choose the last line of any chapter and explain its significance in the resolution of a theme in your essay.

Consider the motif of whiteness in Erdrich's novel. What connotations does whiteness carry in people, object, society, situations, etc? What idea is Erdrich revealing about whiteness in her novel? Support your point with specific examples.

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.

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