Practical Magic 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 Kylie say about the man in the back yard?

2. How do the girls find out Jimmy is in the backyard?

3. What does Kylie put in a cactus jar?

4. Why does Maria wear a sapphire her lover had given her for the rest of her life?

5. What does Gary think about Gillian's answers to his questions?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the aunts thinking when they arrive at Sally's house?

2. What does Sally do to find Gary and what does she do when she finds where he is staying?

3. What do Sally and Gillian learn about Irene and how does this make them feel?

4. What does Gary realize about Gillian and what does he think is Sally and Gillian's connection to Jimmy?

5. What do the aunts do when their concoction is ready and what do their actions help?

6. What do Kylie and Antonia see in the backyard, what does Gillian tell them to do and what does Kylie tell Gillian about Jimmy's ring?

7. What does Kylie receive from her aunts for her birthday and what happens after it is in the house?

8. What does Ben tell Gillian about her abilities and what does she do as the result of his opinion?

9. What is the first thing Sally does when Gary comes and sits in her car?

10. What happens to Kylie on the way to Gideon's house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The fact that Gillian is being hard on herself makes Sally become a little kinder to her. In the next part of this chapter Antonia and Kylie also have a moment which draws them closer together. Each horrible event that has happened in the book eventually is the basis for something positive that happens to the family, including the death of Jimmy.

1. Do you think Gillian has good reasons to be disgusted with herself? Why or why not? What are some of the reasons Gillian uses to justify disliking herself. Use examples from "Practical Magic" and your own life to support your answer.

2. Why do you think adversity tends to bring people together? Discuss the reasons for this with examples.

3. Do you think something good can always come out of something negative? Why or why not? Use examples from "Practical Magic" and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Gillian and Sally are ostracized in school because it is believed their family consist of witches. The children will not play with the girls and the parents are prejudiced also. Ironically, the mothers still come to the aunts for love portions.

1. What is irony? (This may need research). How is the situation with the aunts and the mothers of the children an example of irony?

2. Discuss one other example in this book that is ironic and tell why you believe the situation is ironic. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. Do you think it is wrong for the mothers to use the aunts? Why or why not? Include examples from Practical Magic and your own life to illustrate your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Gillian and Sally are ostracized in school because it is believed their family consist of witches. The children will not play with the girls and the parents are prejudiced also.

1. Refute or defend the following statement: Stereotypes about people are generally true. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. How do you think stereotyping or generalization in schools can affect students? Use examples from Practical Magic and your own life to support your answer.

3. The only statement that can be true about a population is if that population consist of only one person. Discuss this statement in view of the counselor stereotyping others.

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