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

Kate Walbert
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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. Who is at the center of the intervention?

3. What does Canoe host in this section?

4. What does Esther drink at the party?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What plan is Pips Phelp leading at the Club?

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

4. What is the story that Canoe shares about Teddy Roosevelt?

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

6. What does Him symbolize for the women?

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

8. Where do the women end their day in this section?

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

10. Who is Him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the overall setting for the novel. Why does Walbert use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Him with Pips Phelp. What are their roles within the group of women? What is the trust factor with the women? What are the reasons the women love each of these men who are so dramatically different?

Essay Topic 3

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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