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. In addition to Connie, which was the only nun to remain at the Convent?

2. What had happened to Lone's birth mother before the group headed to Ruby arrived?

3. Who is Arnette's maid of honor?

4. What two Convent women have a physical altercation?

5. How does Lone get to the Convent to warn the women?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Mavis buy toys every Christmas?

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

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

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

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

7. What were the circumstances surrounding Ruby Best's death?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

How would you describe the overall tone of "Paradise"? Does the tone change from chapter to chapter? In the end, how much the narrator's tone affect your reception of the novel?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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