Paradise Test | Final 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. Who has been injured in the automobile accident that Lone and Connie find?

2. Who is the man who has secret meetings with Connie?

3. Who does Pallas believe she should contact?

4. The group that first arrived to found the town of Ruby shared a common dislike for what other group?

5. To whom do Pullman's accusatory statements seem directed at?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the women of the Convent do after Connie draws their outlines on the basement floor?

2. What do Arnette and Soane have in common in terms of being parents?

3. What reasons does Patricia give for not approving of Richard's talks with the young people of the town?

4. What sort of dilemma does Billie face in her romantic life?

5. What is Richard Misner angry about?

6. What are some possible reasons for Connie spending so much time in the basement?

7. What was Pallas Truelove's situation before she arrived at the Convent?

8. How do the women react to Lone's warning that men are coming to harm them?

9. What do some of the people that try to stop the massacre seem more concerned about than the welfare of the women of the Convent?

10. What are some of K.D.'s thoughts about marriage that indicate that he still has an immature or naïve worldview?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Some of the residents of Ruby seem to think that the root of all their past problems were white people. Based on the outcome of the novel and what we learn about human nature, is this believe and oversimplification? Which characters best illustrate your stance on the subject?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the point of view in the novel "Paradise". Does the story come from a single narrator or multiple narrators? Does the point of view remain the same throughout the novel, or does it change, and what effect does this have on the story?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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