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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How long does Ellen plan to remain at home during her visit?
2. How does Ellen make the trip back to Langhorne?
3. What does Jules think of Jonathan?
4. What does Kate say Brian would do as a child while she cooked?
5. What kind of soup does Kate plan to make for her lunch party?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Jules' advice about Ellen's decision to stay with her mother?
2. How does Ellen discover that her father is having an affair?
3. What is Kate's initial reaction when she discovers that Ellen is home to stay?
4. Describe Ellen's brothers.
5. What questions does Ellen ask about the organization of the book club and what does Kate respond?
6. What is the difference between the bedtime songs sang by Ellen's mother and those of her father, and what is their effect on Ellen?
7. What is the "secret ingredient" Ellen adds to the chicken stock and what does her mother say about it?
8. Describe the story about Ellen that appears in the Tribune.
9. What is the new arrangement Dr. Cohn says she's going to make for Kate and what is Ellen's reaction?
10. What does George say when Ellen accuses him of doing nothing to help with Kate?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Kate doesn't want to have to have Ellen's help with personal hygiene such as bathing and dressing. Explain Kate's attitude. When the time comes that Kate has to call on Ellen to help her out of the bath, Ellen does so without complaint. Why is Kate reluctant to call on her routinely after that? What does Ellen say about how their relationship would change at that point? Is she correct?
Essay Topic 2
Who is Jonathan? What is his relationship with Ellen? What do Jules and Kate think of him? Describe his actions over the course of Kate's illness. What is Ellen's reaction when he tells her he has an internship and wants her to live with him? What motivates this reaction? Is Ellen correct in this reaction?
Essay Topic 3
Who is Teresa? What is her role in Ellen's life? Who i s Jules? What is her role in Ellen's life? Which of the two characters is more important to Ellen? Why?
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