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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 story does Mavis tell the reporter?

2. What does Mavis come to believe about her husband's and children's intentions toward her?

3. Why does Seneca have difficulty sleeping at the Convent?

4. Where did the men hold the discussion that determined that they would attack the Convent?

5. Why is Connie so upset when Gigi first meets her?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the men from Ruby justify such drastic action against the women at the Convent?

2. Why do the men from Ruby go to the Convent?

3. What is one of the things the Morgan twins probably consider when they are trying to decide what to do about Arnette's pregnancy?

4. How does Gigi become stranded at the convent?

5. Why is there instant animosity between Mavis and Gigi?

6. Why does Deek drive to the bank even though it is a short distance?

7. Why do some of the residents leave Haven to found the town of Ruby?

8. How did Mavis' twins die, according to the story Mavis tells the reporter?

9. Why is Mavis' mother less than supportive when Mavis arrives at her house?

10. What does Connie do to earn a meager income?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Could the major conflict in the novel have been resolved any other way, or was the final outcome inevitable?

Essay Topic 2

Though the Morgan's are the wealthiest and most powerful people in Ruby, that is not to say that they have not faced their own hardships. Indeed, the Morgans have endured heartbreaking loses. Outline some of these loses and offer theories on why the loses did or did not affect the Morgan's views on race relations.

Essay Topic 3

Do you believe that Mavis' family really intended or even wanted to kill her? Could there be another reason for Mavis believing that her family wanted to kill her?

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