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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 is the name of the beauty contest?
2. With whom does Delmount agree to split the income of his mother's house?
3. Which character attended a junior college?
4. Which character does Delmount believe doesn't follow through with actions?
5. What is the name of the town that Carnelle lives in?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Delmount decide to watch fireworks with Popeye?
2. What are Mac Sam's motivations in the story?
3. Describe Carnelle's experience walking in the parade.
4. Why does Elain decide to go back to her husband?
5. What elements of the story foreshadow that things will go wrong for Carnelle in the pageant?
6. Why do Delmount and Elain discuss the negative impact their mother had on their lives?
7. Describe the situation with Elain and her family.
8. What routine does Carnelle plan to perform in the beauty contest? Be descriptive.
9. Why does Elain attract Mac Sam's attention to Popeye instead of herself?
10. Why does Carnelle lose the pageant?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are the effects of each character's childhood, based on what you know about them? How does their childhood still affect their adult life?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the attraction between Elain and Mac Sam. What attracts them to each other? What effect does the attraction have on each character?
Essay Topic 3
In what way does each of the main characters seek redemption? How do they achieve redemption, if they do?
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