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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who first suggests, in chapter 18, that Tommy join Kathy and Ruby in their visit to the marooned boat?
2. In chapter 16, what route does Kathy say was out of bounds at Hailsham?
3. In chapter 16, who was the first of the Hailsham students to begin their carer training?
4. In the beginning of chapter 18, the narrator tells the reader what is one of the most difficult parts of working as a carer?
5. What is the Goosehouse?
Essay Topic 1
What are Kathy, Tommy, and Ruth? How do they come to understand the truth of their situation? How much time passes between Kathy's time at the Cottage and her next meeting with Ruth? How does Ruth respond when she discovers that Kathy has become her carer? What do they talk about in the beginning of their reunion? Why do they go to see a marooned boat? Who do they take with them? What does this say about the relationship between Ruth and Kathy now?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss point of view. What point of view is used in this novel? How does this point of view impact the overall tone and feel of the book? How might the novel be different if it had been narrated by Ruth or Tommy or Miss Lucy? How might the novel be different if the author had used a third person point of view?
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