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

Throughout the book, the Durrell family argues over much, but only once do they agree on something. What is it that they agree on, and what is the significance of this event to the family and the story?

Essay Topic 2

Gerry's education, or lack thereof, is almost a constant consideration of Mother's and the family. Throughout the book, Gerry has several tutors, George, the Belgian consul, Peter, and Mr. Kralefsky. Compare and contrast their methods of trying to tutor Gerry. How did Gerry teach them?

Essay Topic 3

Chaos often ensues in the Durrell family, such as that caused by Gerry's animals, or the fire in Larry's room. Would you theorize that on some level they enjoy the chaos? Why or why not?

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