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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How old is the child when he dies?
2. Which Union general do people talk about on Will's journey home?
3. Who did Bianca marry?
4. What was the big event of the year for Cassie's tribe in Africa?
5. What city did the woman in the train station come from?
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Gurganus' writing style. How is he different from other writers of his time? What are some of his characteristic writing techniques? Identify some examples of his classic style in OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL.
Essay Topic 2
Gurganus uses beautifully descriptive language in the book to help his readers see his world from his perspective. Without referring to the book, describe some situation or location in the book using only your recall of Gurganus' descriptions.
Essay Topic 3
Memories take on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.
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