Pictures of Hollis Woods 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 does Hollis see move on the opposite bank of the river?

2. What did Steven tell Hollis to do when the truck sped out of control on the mountain?

3. What had Steven been bringing to the Summer house?

4. What does Hollis decide to give to Josie as a Christmas gift?

5. Hollis goes to Steven's room to look at the picture he took of Hollis _____________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Hollis and Josie prepare for Christmas Eve at the summer house?

2. Why is the girl in the Thirteenth Picture, the Conference Room, not Hollis?

3. Why does Hollis not want to think about leaving the summer house even though Josie's mental capacities are shrinking and she is homesick?

4. How does the author show that someone knows that Hollis and Josie are staying at the Summer house?

5. What touching scene does Hollis create in her Ninth Picture, Izzy's Cake?

6. What does Hollis draw for the Eighth Picture, End of Summer, when the Regans tell her they want her to be part of their family?

7. What is Steven's response when Hollis tells him the reason why she did not want to go back to the Regans' house?

8. What startles Hollis when she tries to fish on the riverbank?

9. What clues does Hollis have that Steven is playing Santa Claus for her and Josie in the summer house?

10. How does Josie's gift to Hollis try to boost Hollis' self esteem, and what does Hollis mourn for when she goes outside?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 2

What is the greatest lesson Hollis learns from Josie? Is it that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Hollis always recall about her experiences during her twelfth summer?

Essay Topic 3

PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS is a classic example of a coming-of-age story. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?

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