Our Kind: A Novel in Stories Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens while Louise is having her photos taken?

2. Which of the following is not one of the options the women consider after the meeting?

3. What stops the line-up of babies from crying?

4. What does Viv refer to Big Ben as?

5. Which of the women had been propositioned at one time or other by Him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

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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