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 man who built the Convent arrested for?

2. Where do the women of the Convent dance?

3. What two Convent women have a physical altercation?

4. What in the basement attracts Connie?

5. What does Lone hear the men plotting?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do some people believe that Senior Pullman's negative remarks are directed at Richard Misner?

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

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

4. Why do many parents of the town instruct their children to stay away from Billie Delia, and is this reputation deserved?

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

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

7. What is Richard Misner angry about?

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

9. What reasons does Patricia give for not approving of Richard's talks with the young people of the town?

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

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

Could the major conflict in the novel have been resolved any other way, or was the final outcome inevitable?

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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