My Family and Other Animals Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Gerald Durrell
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What riveting news does Mother receive in a letter from Great Aunt Hermione?

2. What event occurs at the end of Part II: Chapter 12, the Woodcock Winter that causes the family great distress?

3. What is wrong with Theodore's friend's house when another floor is added?

4. Why does Gerry go to the sea in Part 3, Chapter 17?

5. How many guest RSVP to Gerry's birthday party?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In what ways was Spiro the Durrell family's guardian throughout the book? Cite examples throughout the book. Why did Spiro choose to take on the family to look after?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the Durrell family's entry onto the island of Corfu. Why do you think it was important to Larry to enter with majestic pose? Did Mother or Larry's siblings share his idea? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The Rose-Beetle Man was a very interesting character to Gerry. What was the tone in the beginning of Part I: Chapter 3, The Rose-Beetle Man with the introduction of his character? What was the tone set by the Gerry the last time he saw the Rose-Beetle Man? How does the tone differ, and how is this difference conveyed?

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