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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What lie has Ruth told Chrissie that Tommy nearly blows for her in chapter 13?
2. What was Kingsfield before it became a donor center?
3. In chapter 14, what are the office workers doing when Rodney points out Ruth's possible?
4. In chapter 16, why does the narrator think she and her companions did not talk about their trip to Norfolk?
5. For what reason has Tommy begun drawing again in chapter 20?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is human cloning? Is it a possibility? What purpose would human cloning serve, as represented in this novel? Would it be humane to treat clones as Kathy, Tommy, and Ruth were treated in this novel? What were the people at Hailsham attempting to prove about the clones? Did their experiment work? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Who are Ruth and Tommy? How did Kathy know them in her past? How does she learn that Ruth has become a donor? Why does Kathy request to become Ruth's carer? What does Kathy tell the reader about her first meeting with Ruth? How was Ruth somewhat odd? Why did Ruth feel the need to protect Miss Geraldine? Was there a real danger toward Miss Geraldine? How did Kathy help Ruth keep up the illusion of a special relationship between she and Miss Geraldine? How did Ruth repay this kindness?
Essay Topic 3
How is sex treated at Hailsham? How does Kathy respond to her own changing body and her physical desires? What relationship develops between Tommy and Ruth? Why does this relationship end temporarily when Miss Lucy tells Tommy that his art really was something important for him to concentrate on? How does Kathy respond to Tommy's revelation of Miss Lucy's changing advice? How do Tommy and Kathy respond when Miss Lucy suddenly leaves Hailsham? How do the other students react?
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