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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. When did Tanner's opening remarks end?
2. What did the jury do during Anne's testimony that made Connie uneasy?
3. In Chapter 14, what did Sibyl and Rand decide to allow Connie to do?
4. What condition(s) had Charlotte neglected to mention to Sibyl?
5. What did the female past-patient that Tanner put on the stand say in her testimony?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Tanner say that Sibyl should have called an ambulance toward the beginning of the delivery?
2. Why did many of Sibyl's clients attend the trial with their infants?
3. Why did Hastings involve blood evidence and home birth experts before Sibyl was even charged?
4. Why was it important for the prosecution to make the point that Anne was an enthusiastic student who did not believe in interfering with birth unless absolutely necessary?
5. What did Hastings say about home births to make his point about their safety relative to hospital births?
6. Why did Tanner depict Charlotte as a frail woman?
7. Why did Connie seem concerned about the relationship between Sibyl and Hastings?
8. Why did Sibyl sew up Charlotte's abdomen after the baby was delivered?
9. What was significant about the manner in which Sibyl stitched Charlotte's body?
10. Why did Hastings say that Asa could not possibly have seen the blood arch coming from Charlotte's abdomen?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How is foreshadowing used in Midwives? What purpose does the use of foreshadowing serve?
Essay Topic 2
What evidence is there that Connie's relationship with her mother changes as the story progresses? Why does the relationship change? What is the state of Connie's relationship with her mother before Sibyl's death?
Essay Topic 3
What point-of-view is the story told in? Why did the author choose this point-of-view? Is the use of this point-of-view successful or might another have worked better? Why or why not?
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