Meneseteung Test | Mid-Book 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. What do the boys of the town have time to do?

2. Almeda has no instincts for _________________.

3. Which of the following does Almeda not prefer to do?

4. Who is the person that the boys of the town constantly harass?

5. What is the name of the book from which the lines at the beginning of each section are taken?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Almeda describe the swamp she sees from her window?

2. For what reason does Almeda visit her doctor?

3. With what activity does the narrator end the story?

4. How does the author symbolize how Almeda is out of touch with what goes on in the town, even near her own home?

5. Almeda is finally exhausted and falls asleep to be awakened by what disturbing noise?

6. What is the content of the first newspaper article in Section 6?

7. What is Almeda's favorite topic to write about?

8. What makes Jarvis change his mind about courting Almeda?

9. What does Almeda do for the very first time in her life today?

10. What revelation regarding authenticity does the narrator make?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does Munro use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 2

MENESETEUNG is set in the 1800s, long before the women's rights movement. How is the character of Almeda presented as being ahead of her time regarding women's rights and traditional roles? What would Almeda have thought of the women's rights movement? ow would she have participated? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Almeda loves to escape her world through reading, studying and writing poetry and this becomes an important theme throughout the book. Name at least two other themes in the story and cite two examples for each to support your answers.

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