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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Soane want Connie to help her with?
2. What two families display open animosity?
3. How many bodies does Roger pick up at the Convent?
4. What are K.D. and Arnette expecting?
5. What is one of Patricia's hobbies?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
On multiple occasions the civil authority in the area of Ruby is referred to as the "white law." The "white law" is something no citizen of Ruby wants to come in contact with. Explain what citizens of Ruby mean by "white law" and offer explanations based on information from the text and your own knowledge of history about why citizens of Ruby would fear the "white law."
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Could the major conflict in the novel have been resolved any other way, or was the final outcome inevitable?
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