Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Lucy's youngest child?

2. How many men has Will killed?

3. Will leaves Appomattox before ____________________.

4. What does Will give to Lucy when he returns from the hunting trip?

5. How old is Will when the South loses the war?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the point of view of the novel? Why did Gurganus choose to write the story from this perspective? What are the benefits and the limitations to this particular point of view?

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Will Marsden. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him during his lifetime?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

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