Out to Canaan Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why is Bishop Stuart Cullen coming to Lord's Chapel?

2. Who does Lace accuse of stealing the item in #59?

3. Where has Father Tim been a rector for many years?

4. What major repair is necessary on Miss Sadie's house?

5. Who is not happy that Lace has taken up residenceW at the rectory?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Father Tim conflicted over the decision to sell Fernbank to Miami Development?

2. What does Harley do in exchange for living in Father Tim's basement apartment?

3. Who is Harley Welch and how does Father Tim try to help him?

4. What is the premise of OUT TO CANAAN?

5. Other than their low bid, why does Father Tim not want Miami Development Company to buy Fernbank?

6. What does Father Tim find out about Pauline Barlowe's daughter, Jessie?

7. What good deed does Father Tim do for Pauline instead of taking some time off with Cynthia?

8. What foreshadowing does the author use regarding Winnie's dream of a dark-haired man?

9. What is the scope of Father Tim's life in Mitford?

10. Who is Miami Development Company and why does Father Tim get irritated with them as he shows them around Fernbank?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the significance of the book's title? What are some other possible titles for the book? List at least five and cite your reasons for each.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the ongoing conflict between Father Tim and Edith Mallory. What are the main sources of the conflicts? Why does it perpetuate? What does Father Tim do to block Edith's attempts at achieving more power in the town?

Essay Topic 3

Project into the future ten years after the end of the novel and write a brief synopsis for Father Tim's life. Will Harley and Lace still be present in his life? What is Dooley's life like? What role does Buck play in Father Tim's life? Explain.

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