One True Thing Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where was Kate's Schwinn bought as a child?

2. Where is Jonathan's father for the Thanksgiving holiday?

3. What class had Ellen been in with her jailer?

4. What does Ellen have for dessert?

5. What kind of vehicle does Jeff have?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the final thing George says to Ellen before she leaves the restaurant where they'd met for lunch and what is her response?

2. What is the new arrangement Dr. Cohn says she's going to make for Kate and what is Ellen's reaction?

3. Briefly describe the conversation that occurs when one of the women asks if George is taking time off.

4. Describe the story about Ellen that appears in the Tribune.

5. What does George say when Ellen accuses him of doing nothing to help with Kate?

6. What are some of the noises Ellen hears while she's in jail?

7. How did Jonathan and his father come to live in Langhorne?

8. What is Jules' advice about Ellen's decision to stay with her mother?

9. Describe Ellen's brothers.

10. What does Teresa say about Kate's bathing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who is it that comes to Ellen's rescue after Ellen's arrest? What is her role in Ellen's life? Why does she take on this new role after Ellen's arrest? What are the repercussions and are they justified?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Briefly explain how Ellen comes to be in jail. What is her purpose in not telling what she knows about her mother's death? What does that say about each of the characters involved?

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