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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 descent does Alice mention that Gail is?
2. Where does Alice say her prescription for glasses is from during the preliminary hearing?
3. How many years is Madison sentenced to?
4. Where does Lila's father take the group for dinner?
5. Who is forced to leave the room during the lineup per the defense attorney's request?
Short Essay Questions
1. What item does Alice have a hard time identifying during her trial? What makes her burst into tears shortly thereafter?
2. What happens to Lila while Alice is at a poetry reading? What is her reaction to Alice after her rape?
3. After Alice finishes college, where does she go? Why is she happy to do this?
4. What question is popular that the grand jury asks Alice? What does Alice try to play up to the grand jury?
5. What outfit does Alice wear to her trial? What does Gail say is important about this?
6. What does Alice's mother begin to do during Alice's junior year of college? What inspires her to do this?
7. How many years is Madison sentenced to? What is Alice's mother's reaction when she tells her?
8. What mistake did the police make so that Alice has to go through the grand jury? Why does she have to do this?
9. When Alice goes to the lineup, what is she afraid of? What do the police assure her?
10. Who does Alice ask to come with her to the preliminary hearing? What happens that Alice is unaware of at the time but understands now?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Think about Alice's perception of fiction writers vs. poets, and Gallagher vs. Wolff. Why does Alice see herself a certain way? Who does she seem to identify with more? Why do you think this is?
Essay Topic 2
Think about Alice's hallmates during her first year in college. Why do the girls try to prove to the others that they are more experienced? What kind of power does an experienced girl hold over the others? Be sure to use at least two examples.
Essay Topic 3
Throughout the book, there are many women that Alice looks up to. Write an essay on the significance of the female figures in Alice's life, and what they provided her with during her times of struggle and need.
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