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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 woman who took care of Lone after Lone's mother died?
2. Why did the original group traveling to what would become Ruby take some babies from their homes?
3. How many founding families arrived in Ruby?
4. Who has been injured in the automobile accident that Lone and Connie find?
5. Who is Billie Delia's mother?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was Pallas Truelove's situation before she arrived at the Convent?
2. What do Arnette and Soane have in common in terms of being parents?
3. Why do many parents of the town instruct their children to stay away from Billie Delia, and is this reputation deserved?
4. What sort of prejudice does Patricia witness in Ruby?
5. What is Richard Misner angry about?
6. 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?
7. Why do the Fleetwoods blame Lone for problems with their grandchildren, and what evidence is there that the situation was not Lone's fault?
8. What started the townspeople's idea that Billie was a wild child?
9. Why do some people believe that Senior Pullman's negative remarks are directed at Richard Misner?
10. How do the women react to Lone's warning that men are coming to harm them?
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
Foreshadowing is an important literary tool. Examine the text for instances of foreshadowing. If instances are present, how do they impact the plot? If there are no instances of foreshadowing, a rare occurrence in a novel, how does the absence of foreshadowing affect the reader's reception of the story?
Essay Topic 3
With exception to events in the opening chapter, how does the Convent fulfill the role of a sanctuary? Who does it provide sanctuary for, and what types of people are most likely to benefit from the atmosphere of the Convent?
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