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Anne Lamott
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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 the diary entry reveal?

2. Why does Anne primarily want a husband?

3. What is Anne given immediately after being admitted?

4. What is Anne's greatest fear about having a boy?

5. To what does Anne compare her current life?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Anne regularly take Sam?

2. On Sam's birthday, what does Anne recall about the day he was born?

3. Describe Anne's experience prior to going into labor and delivering her baby.

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

5. What does Anne recall about her own seventh and eighth grade experiences that she finds the prospect of Sam's living through them so daunting?

6. Describe the photo collage of elements that Anne considers to be her family.

7. Explain Anne's belief in God and her faith that He will provide for her and Sam.

8. What is the devastating news learned about Pammy and what does Anne do to cope?

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

10. What startling event occurs when Anne and Sam are sleeping?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain Anne's conflict of not having a husband during the early days of Sam's life. What does Anne realize about the lack of a father figure for Sam? What actions does Anne take to increase Sam's emotional support system?

Essay Topic 2

Explain what Anne means by this statement: "I feel that he has completely ruined my life, because I just didn't used to care all that much." Who and what is she talking about?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role of religion and spirituality in Anne's life. What is the nature of Anne's particular devotion to the Virgin Mary? How does Anne exhibit her beliefs in her everyday life?

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