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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many words did Annie succeed in adding to Helen's vocabulary?
2. Who goes on the trip with Annie and Helen?
3. What item does Kate take to Annie's room?
4. What item is not present in the room during Helen's lesson?
5. The author compares Annie to a _________________.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mr. Keller says that teaching Helen is like talking to a fence post. Annie disagrees and explains how she intends to teach Helen. What does Helen say? Is Mr. Keller being mean or realistic? How does Kate react? Does Helen know about their doubts? If so, how?
Essay Topic 2
Several times throughout the story, Annie separates Helen from Kate. Why? What kind of influence did Kate have on Helen? On Annie? Was Kate's influence more or less important or powerful that that of Captain Keller? What point did Annie prove by taking Helen to the garden house? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
One of Annie's biggest battles has to do with defeat. Annie will not admit defeat. Annie says that she will never give up, while James says that sometimes there are no other options and that defeat does exist. What makes Annie so determined to make a breakthrough with Helen? Is it because of pride, belief in herself and/or Helen or something else? How does Annie's perseverance help and hinder her work with Helen and the Kellers? What might Annie have done differently?
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