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Anne Lamott
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Anne describe her newborn son?
(a) "The most beautiful thing I had ever seen"
(b) "Small as a gnome"
(c) "Red as a strawberry"
(d) "Wrinkly as a breakfast prune"

2. What is Anne's greatest fear about having a boy?
(a) Finding someone to teach him how to play sports
(b) Whether or not she can bond with him
(c) She has never been comfortable around males
(d) How he will handle the responsibility of having a penis

3. Where do Anne and Sam sleep?
(a) On the couch
(b) In a double bed
(c) On the floor
(d) On a futon

4. Who is Pammy?
(a) Anne's sister
(b) Anne's mother
(c) Anne's long-time friend
(d) Anne's neighbor

5. Where is Sam baptized?
(a) St. Andrews Church
(b) First Presbyterian Church
(c) St. Aloysius Church
(d) St. Anne's Church

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Anne spend the final months of her father's life?

2. Given her past, Anne is in disbelief that ________________________________.

3. What has Sam's father recently done?

4. What disappointment still continues to haunt Anne?

5. What is a major characteristic of Anne's writing style?

Short Essay Questions

1. What toll is Pammy's illness taking on Anne in Part 12?

2. What does Part 8 reveal about Anne's state of substance abuse recovery?

3. What are Anne's thoughts now on having a man in her life?

4. How has Sam's arrival influenced Anne's relationship with her mother?

5. How has Sam's birth affected Anne and the people in her life?

6. What is Anne's delivery experience?

7. Explain the emotional complications surrounding the legal motions initiated by Sam's father.

8. What frightens Anne about the world in which Sam will grow up?

9. Why is Anne so torn about going out to dinner or having fun with other friends/

10. Even though Anne feels fragile and vulnerable, she is stronger than she thinks. Explain Anne's strength and coping mechanisms.

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