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. What was the occupation of the person that raised Lone DuPres?

2. What is one of the mishaps that the men of Ruby blame on the women of the Convent?

3. Consolata is known to the people of Ruby by what name?

4. How old was the man when he finally came to Connie?

5. What was a young man doing when he caught Connie's attention for the first time?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the Fleetwoods blame Lone for problems with their grandchildren, and what evidence is there that the situation was not Lone's fault?

2. What does Deek believe that the tea that Connie gave Soane causes, and why is this ironic?

3. What started the townspeople's idea that Billie was a wild child?

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

5. What sort of prejudice does Patricia witness in Ruby?

6. According to Lone, what do the Fleetwoods blame on the women of the Convent, and why does Lone think this makes no sense?

7. Why does Gigi receive fifty dollars for the box she finds under the bathtub?

8. How has Patricia's genealogy project turned into a way for her to express her negative view of the people of Ruby?

9. Though she was welcomed back home by her father, why did Pallas return to the Convent?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Develop an argument that proposes that the vast differences between Ruby and the Convent can be traced back to their origins. Ruby was founded intentionally by those trying to avoid oppression of a racial majority. The Convent came about mostly by accident as a place where several traumatized women found sanctuary.

Essay Topic 2

The novel does not have a simply linear plot progression. Describe the novel's plot progression and what effect this has on the reader.

Essay Topic 3

Examine the setting of the novel "Paradise" both in terms of geography and moment in history. How crucial is the setting to the story? Could the story presented by the novel have taken place at any other location or time?

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