One True Thing Test | Final 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. What does Ellen say about her mother's loss of vision?

2. What is on the cover of the book of devotionals that the man in the grocery store gives Ellen after her arrest?

3. What was the sampler on the wall of the Gulden dining room?

4. What is the topic George asks Ellen about that night she comes down to get milk and finds her parents in the dining room?

5. What are the rumors Mark says are going around about Mrs. Forburg?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Ellen doing that causes the newspaper stories to say that Ellen was "fleeing?"

2. Kate begins to try to give Ellen advice about her wedding but Ellen stops her. What is Kate's reaction?

3. What does Ellen say to Mrs. Duane when she says that she's been meaning to visit Kate?

4. What does Jeff say about Brian's problems at college and what is Ellen's response?

5. Where does Jeff get the money for Ellen's legal defense?

6. What changes on the day when Kate calls for Ellen to help her out of the tub?

7. What are Ellen's theories about why Mrs. Duane and Kate don't talk about men while they're having lunch together?

8. What information is presented about Ellen's paternal grandparents.

9. What is Ellen's reaction when Jeff makes fun of her for baking cookies and why does she react this way?

10. What is the conversation Ellen and Kate have when Hally gives Kate the photo of her newborn baby?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the activities Ellen and Kate share during the months Ellen remains at home with Kate. Which of these are most important to Kate? Which are most important to Ellen? Why? What is the effect of these on their relationship?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Ellen's relationship with her mother, her father and her siblings. Who among these is she closer to? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Ellen and her father clash over his insistence that she remain at home with her mother. Describe the arguments of each. Are their arguments valid? Why or why not? What were the possible alternatives? George says Ellen being at home is the only acceptable option. Was he correct? Why or why not?

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