Our Kind: A Novel in Stories Test | Final 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. What does Canoe serve that the women and girls only pick at?

2. What is a popular character-building tenet when it comes to raising children?

3. What news had Viv once given Professor Dipple and Cilla Whitney that displeased them?

4. Which of the women is pregnant and arrives after the photographer leaves?

5. Who is Viv's instructor at the answer to #174?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are the women meeting at the hospice?

2. What do the girls and women do after they have had sandwiches and cake?

3. What is the reason for the party Canoe is hosting today?

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

5. What do the women discuss about the properties of words and lines they read?

6. How does the author exhibit the circle of life in this section?

7. What is the setting of this section?

8. What topics do the women discuss in their group meeting today?

9. How do the women feel about their lives since giving birth to their daughters?

10. What do the women mean about the beginning of the end?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the taboo of homosexuality in the 1950s. Why would Viv's friends consider her ex-husband, Clark, to be less of a person because of his presumed homosexuality? How does the group of women accept the lesbian relationship of Carmen and Suzie several years later?

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

Create a brief character study on Canoe. 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?

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