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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 does Alice eat while she is waiting for her mother?
2. Which of the following old ladies does NOT visit Alice while she is recovering?
3. Where does Alice and her family come from?
4. What is the first thing Alice's sister says to her after the rape?
5. What is the name of Alice's rapist?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Tobias Wolff tell Alice before he lets her leave class? Why does he say this?
2. What does the attacker take from Alice? What does Alice notice he overlooks as he robs her?
3. When Alice reads her poem in front of the class, what does Al Tripodi ask her? What does she tell him about what she could gain from catching her rapist in the hallway?
4. What does Alice's father do for a living? How did this affect Alice as a child?
5. What does Alice's Dad question about the rape? How does this make Alice feel?
6. What does Mary Alice do before Alice leaves with her mother? Why does she do this?
7. What does Alice do before her mother comes to pick her up? Why does she do this?
8. What was the tunnel at the beginning of the book once used for? What does Alice see in the tunnel that still remains with her to this day?
9. What play is Steve Carbonaro obsessed with? What character does he compare Alice to?
10. What is the name of Father Breuninger's son? What happened to him while Alice was in college?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Think about Alice's family while she was growing up. Write an essay on how Alice's childhood shapes her behavior as an adult, making sure to provide at least three strong examples.
Essay Topic 2
Think about Linda's reaction to her rape, both to the case and to Alice. Write an essay about Lila's behavior after she was raped and the reasons for her actions. How do they differ from Alice? How are they similar?
Essay Topic 3
Think about Alice's boyfriend Steve Carbonaro, and his obsession with Man of La Mancha. Write an essay on how Alice's viewpoint differs from Steve's, and how the two inevitably break up as a result. Be sure to use examples in your argument.
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