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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 gift does Ione give Harriet in Chapter 25?
2. How is Temple Curry's house described?
3. Where is Harriet buying when she bumps into Reese in Chapter 18?
4. How do Patty Jane and Clyde find themselves rolling in the snow in Chapter 13?
5. Where does Reese invite Harriet to in Chapter 18?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does Ione go in Chapter 25? What does she learn when she returns home?
2. How does Harriet end up homeless in Chapter 16? What does she realize will always provide her with a place to sleep?
3. Where does Harriet awake in Chapter 17? How does she figure out how she got to this place? What does Harriet realize when she looks at the newspaper?
4. Why does Harriet hope to find Merry in Chapter 21? Who does Harriet spot with the crazy woman in Chapter 21?
5. Where do Reese, Clyde, and Harriet find Thor at Temple Curry's home? What does Temple tell them about her past and how she came to be with Thor?
6. What business does Patty Jane start in Chapter 11?
7. What is Harriet doing when she runs into Reese in Chapter 18? What does Reese give her?
8. What does Harriet realize about drinking in Chapter 14? How does Patty Jane react when Harriet returns home drunk?
9. What does Patty Jane attend in Chapter 18? What does she find incomprehensible about the event?
10. Describe Reese and Harriet's wedding in Chapter 24.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss at least three examples of conflict in the novel. What are the causes of these conflicts? How do they affect the characters? How are these conflicts resolved?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze and interpret Patty Jane's relationships with Thor and Clyde. How does she meet each of these men? What are their first impressions of one another? What problems arise in Patty Jane's marriage to Thor? Who is better suited to Patty Jane, Thor or Clyde?
Essay Topic 3
Analyze and interpret the character Patty Jane. What are her defining character traits? What struggles and obstacles does she face throughout the novel? What are her goals and motives?
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