The Optimist's Daughter Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who remains in the house?

2. What does Fay do when she sees Judge?

3. Where did the paint come from?

4. Where does Laurel believe her home is?

5. What does Laurel hope to find in Judge's library besides her mother's letters?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Why does Laurel fly to New Orleans when her father tells her he has made a doctor's appointment? What is unusual about Judge's decision to see a doctor? What does this say about Judge's personality?

Essay Topic 3

Laurel burns a bunch of her mother and father's papers before she leaves for Chicago. Why does Laurel do this? Who is she trying to protect? What does Laurel think Fay might do with the letters? Is Laurel hiding something or protecting something? Why?

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