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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 did Sibyl ask Asa to bring her after Charlotte stopped breathing?
2. Who did Rand often spend long afternoons alone with when Sibyl was with clients?
3. What was Connie told to do when the officer arrived at the house in Chapter 7?
4. Who was Sibyl's backup physician?
5. What holiday is it when Charlotte first asks Connie about Sibyl's profession?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Connie first hear about Charlotte's death?
2. Why was Sibyl's appearance after Charlotte's death shocking to Connie?
3. How did Stephen Hastings describe Charlotte's death?
4. How did Rand feel about Sibyl's profession and why did he feel that way?
5. What is the difference between Connie's profession and her mother's?
6. Why did other people find the words that Connie used as a child strange and uncomfortable?
7. Why did Stephen Hastings bring a photographer to take pictures of Sibyl?
8. Why was Anne's claim that Charlotte bled in an arch when Sibyl cut into her significant?
9. How did the hippie movement, of which Sibyl became a part, influence her decision to become a midwife?
10. Why did Connie feel better after first meeting Stephen Hastings?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why does Charlotte's death have such a profound effect on Sibyl? How is her position as a midwife significant in her reaction? How might her reaction have been different if she were a doctor?
Essay Topic 2
How is the theme of science vs. nature exemplified in Midwives? How is science represented? How is nature represented? What events and relationships show the conflict between the two?
Essay Topic 3
Why does the state's case seem to be driven by prejudice in the medical community? What evidence of this prejudice is there? How does Sibyl feel about the medical community? Are her feelings justified?
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