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

Kate Walbert
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the women fear that Him will discover?

2. How well does Viv know Don when they marry?

3. What is not one of the things Professor Dipple and Cilla Whitney ask Viv when she wants to leave school?

4. How did her mentors learn that Viv was leaving school?

5. What does Barbara have to showcase her golfing skill?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The author uses several instances of flashbacks in the story. Explain what a flashback is and cite at least two making sure to explain what makes each a flashback.

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

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?

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