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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Lauren's grandfather's last name originally?
2. Where is the Douglas family headed?
3. What is Tori's ethnic background?
4. What does Lauren think the movers from KSF look like?
5. Where does the group plan on resting for a day or two?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The America that Lauren lives in does not faced an apocalyptic event like a major terrorist attack, a war or an environmental disaster. Instead, the changes come about insidiously, over time. Explain whether you think this is realistic. What elements of American society in Lauren's world seem particularly realistic?
Essay Topic 2
Lauren says early in the novel that God might just be whatever it is that makes you feel "special and protected". She outlines various different ways people conceptualize God. For each of the following ideas of God, cite examples from the text that show people believing in this type of Deity, and explain how this belief influences the character's actions:
a. God as a "super person"--Big Daddy, Cop, King, etc.
b. God as a punisher.
c. God as Nature.
d. God as a spirit/a force/ the ultimate reality.
Essay Topic 3
Although Cory knows what awaits her son outside the walls of Robledo, she approves of him leaving the community. Why do you think she does this? Describe the relationships she has with each of her children, her stepdaughter, and her husband. What do these relationships reveal about her character?
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