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. Who is hugging Hollis in her drawing, End of Summer?

2. Who rescued Hollis when she was injured on the mountain?

3. When does Hollis plan to call Beatrice?

4. How does Josie feel while listening to the Christmas music?

5. Where does Hollis get stitches when she is in the emergency room?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how Hollis quickly prepares for her escape trip with Josie.

2. 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?

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

4. Describe Hollis' Twelfth Picture, A Mountain of Trouble, depicting the events of the truck accident on the mountain.

5. To what does Hollis compare her worries of trying to fit into the Regan family?

6. Why does Hollis feel bad that Steven and the Old Man seem to fight so much?

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

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

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

10. What does Steven do and say to show that he loves Hollis as a sister when they spend some time on the mountain?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author used more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the significance of the book's title. What does the author mean by calling it simply PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS. What is she trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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