Our Kind: A Novel in Stories Test | Mid-Book 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. Many of the women in the group were ___________________.

2. What month is it when the group scatters the ashes?

3. What does Esther drink at the party?

4. How long does the intervention take place?

5. Which of the women is not present when Bambi attempts to call Remington Jackson?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Bambi's unresolved issue regarding Remington Jackson?

2. What are the circumstances of Bambi's Break for Freedom from Remington all these years later?

3. How does Esther Curran manage in the years since her husband, Walter's, death?

4. Describe the metaphor of fish as the women trash around the pool.

5. Explain the symbolism of the destruction of the goose eggs.

6. What is the significance of Canoe's come-as-you-were party?

7. Describe the shrine-like environment in Esther's dining room.

8. What does Carmen share about the goose eggs and nest she found?

9. What arrangement does Bambi make to meet Remington again?

10. Compare and contrast Walter with Him.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who are the warriors in the chapter entitled "Warriors"? Is it immediately clear who they are? Why does the author call them by this name? What battle are they waging? Are they winning the war? Are there any characters who do not fall into the category of warriors? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

In "Intervention" the author writes, "We have seen a lot, it's true, but know so little. How were we to learn? Years ago we were led down the primrose lane, then abandoned somewhere near the carp pond. Suffice it to say there is little nourishment here and the carp have grown strange cancers. When we look in their pond we see them beneath our own watery faces." What does the author want the reader to take away from these statements? What is your interpretation of the statements? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Develop a character study of Him. What are his physical characteristics? What emotional hold does he hold over all the women? What does he signify in the women's lives?

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