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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 the chapter imply that Ruth May has become?
2. According to Ruth May, who is last in the family?
3. What does Leah kill on the anniversary of Ruth May's death?
4. What do the girls find when they take Ruth May's bed away from the wall?
5. How old is Rachel turning in the beginning of Book 6?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Leah tell Anatole? What does he tell her in return? Why do you think he responds this way?
2. What does Orleanna do after Ruth May's death? Why does she do this?
3. Why do you think Adah begins to speak after Ruth May's death when she chose to remain silent before it?
4. What does Leah want to do with the men in the village? Who is not happy about this? How does Leah get her way?
5. Why do you think Ruth May chooses a green mamba as the place that she wanted to be when she died?
6. What happens to Ruth May at the end of Book 4? What happens after this event?
7. How is Orleanna changed when she finally gets up from bed? Who does she influence?
8. How has the Congo changed the Prices?
9. What happened to Patrice Lumumba?
10. What does Nelson give to Ruth May? What does he tell her to do with it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Trace the development and changes in Leah's relationship with her father throughout the novel. How does Leah feel about her father in the beginning of the novel? When do her feelings toward him start to change? How does she end up feeling about and relating to Nathan?
Essay Topic 2
Kingsolver explores the themes of freedom and captivity in the novel. Where can these themes be seen in the novel (family, village, country)? What are the prices that freedom and captivity come with in the novel for the Congo and various characters?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the religions, cultures, and other differences between the Congo and the United States. Which characters in the novel seem to bridge these differences? Which ones do not?
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