Prentice Alvin Test | Mid-Book 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 name hadn't the visitor been called?

2. What did Delores see in her husbands face?

3. What did Cavil do when the black girl protested?

4. What shouldn't Hank bring up at the Guester's roadhouse?

5. What document did Appalachee sign?

Short Essay Questions

1. What decision changed little Peggy's life, and in what way did it change?

2. What kinds of things told Cavil clearly what profession his visitor occupied?

3. Why was the man that Peggy had been dancing with confused when Peggy stopped dancing?

4. How did Hank feel about Alvin?

5. Why did Hank Dowser seek to calm Makepeace Smith after he had riled him up?

6. What did Peggy notice about Mistress Modesty's heart when she was looking at Peggy?

7. What does Peggy say that Mistress Modesty's knack is?

8. What action shocked the traveling priest?

9. Why was the Berry's saying that this half white child was theirs was the best bet to ensure the child's survival?

10. What did Cavil do that he felt was godly and righteous?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine Mistress Modesty. What role does she play in the story? Was this role crucial to the plot development? Why or why not? Is it likely she will feature a part in a future episode? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

How does this novel paint a dark picture of slavery and therefore of American history? Is it important to keep in mind the past? Why or why not? What is important about remembering the era of slavery in America?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Peggy's feelings for Alvin. Are they realistic? Why or why not? Explain how her future changes as Alvin finally loves her, not a boyish kind of love, but that of a man, and how it would have been had Peggy stayed in Hatrack.

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