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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Laurel doing when the neighbors come over?
2. What does the absence of the letters symbolize to Laurel?
3. What did her father's death teach Laurel's mother?
4. What does Laurel remember about her mother as she prepared to go into the hospital?
5. Where did Judge eat on Sundays?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why is Judge reluctant to engage in confrontations? Is this unusual for a man who makes his living as a judge? How did this reluctance to argue affect Judge's marriages? How did Judge's first wife feel about his reluctance to deal with her anger or her health issues? How did Laurel feel about it? Did this behavior save Judge from emotional entanglements, or make them worse? How?
Essay Topic 2
Why does Fay insist on making the funeral arrangements? Why does Laurel allow her to do this? Should Laurel have had a right to make some of the decisions? Why or why not? Does Laurel agree with Fay's choices? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Laurel's mother. How does Laurel feel about her mother? What kind of person does Laurel believe her mother was? Does Laurel admire her mother? Why or why not? What does Laurel think about her mother and father's relationship? How did this relationship define her father? Was this an accurate description?
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