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 do the women fear that Him will discover?

2. What do the women pause to look at as they leave the hospice?

3. Which of the following did not set a precedent for Viv's life?

4. What are the women waiting for outside?

5. What do the women eat after the photographer leaves?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the scenario of Louise's photo shoot and the reactions of the other women present.

2. How does Louise's photo shoot come to an end?

3. Who is the popular child-rearing expert whose advice the women closely follow?

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

5. What is Canoe's latest initiative for the women?

6. Why does the photographer leave and then return?

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

8. How did Viv sell herself out by giving in to societal norms?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of the novel's title. What did the author mean by giving her book this title? Does it imply exclusivity or ostracizing? Do the women feel proud to be one of "our kind"?

Essay Topic 2

What do the women mean by "Beginning of the End" when they tell each other their life stories? Viv is the last to tell her "Beginning of the End" story and it seems most appropriate for all the women whose endings actually began at the beginnings. What does the author mean by this?

Essay Topic 3

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Canoe, Barbara, Viv and Louise. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, socialization, etc.

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