Lucy Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Mariah notices that ______________ makes Lucy happy.

2. Where do Mariah and the girls spend the Summer?

3. What do Lewis and Mariah argue about one night at dinner?

4. What did the mothers of Lucy's father's children often do?

5. Which of the following is NOT one of Mariah and Lewis' daughters?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the circumstances that lead to Lucy having sex with Hugh?

2. For Lucy, why isn't sex accompanied by an emotional connection?

3. What does Lucy think about the seasons now that she is experiencing Autumn?

4. Why do Lucy and Peggy decide to get an apartment together in spite of their waning friendship?

5. Whose side does Lucy take in the separation of Mariah and Lewis?

6. Who is Roland and how does Lucy meet him?

7. Who is Peggy and why does Lucy have second thoughts about a friendship with her?

8. Describe Lucy's friendship on the island with a girl named Myrna and why Lucy ultimately grew jealous of her.

9. What is Lucy's relationship with Hugh?

10. Why does Lucy and Peggy's relationship begin to wane?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

LUCY is a classic coming-of-age story. What does that genre entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the role of the family in LUCY. What does family mean to each of the main characters? How does the family evolve in its support of each other? How typical do you think Mariah's family is as compared to other wealthy families in the mid-20th century? How does Mariah's family differ from Lucy's family back in the islands?

Essay Topic 3

Betrayal seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of betrayal Why does it have such a prevalent place in Lucy's life? How about Mariah's life? Explain how an inanimate object, a characteristic, or a concept can be a character.

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