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

2. What does the box Gigi finds under the bathtub contain?

3. What was the man who built the Convent arrested for?

4. Who has been injured in the automobile accident that Lone and Connie find?

5. What are Richard and Anna contemplating?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Mavis buy toys every Christmas?

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

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

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

6. What is Richard Misner angry about?

7. How do the town of Ruby and the Convent share joint responsibility for the field of marijuana?

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

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

10. Why does Lone believe that the men of Ruby want to get rid of the women at the Convent?

Essay Topics

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

Generally in fiction there is a clear protagonist and a clear antagonist. Can this be said of the novel "Paradise"? If you believe the novel contains a clear protagonist and antagonist, name them and explain how they fit these roles. If you believe there are no clear protagonists or antagonists, explain how this is the case.

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