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Our Kind: A Novel in Stories Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Kate Walbert
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the note accompanying the ashes say?



2. Who is the first of the women to dive into the pool in her underwear?



3. Who is Canoe's current pool boy?



4. What is the purpose of Canoe's party?



5. How many children did Esther have?



Short Essay Questions

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



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



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



4.



5. Describe the sad Christmas spent by the women at the hospice.



6. What is the significance of the girls flirting with the boys in the park?



7. Describe the scenario of the failed intervention attempt.



8. Explain the metaphor of the fox and the foxhunt.



9. Why does the photographer leave and then return?



10. What is the setting for this section?



Essay Topics

Create a brief character study on Esther. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her--if anything--at this point in her life?

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.

As you might expect from the title, the author provides the perspective of how girls and women view the world. Choose two situations in the book which also involve men or boys and create a brief synopsis of how the males viewed the same situations.

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