Prodigal Summer: A Novel 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 is the organized hunt in Arizona called?

2. How old is Crys?

3. What wakes Deanna up from a nap, in Chapter 19?

4. What kind of therapy does Lusa discover, after Cole's death?

5. What does Crys said that Lois calls Lusa?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the ghost experiences in the house that Lusa relates to Crys?

2. Deanna finally opens up to Eddie about her half-sister, in Chapter 16. What does she tell him?

3. How does Lusa respond to Little Rickie's invitation to have sex?

4. What secret does Lusa tell Crys, in Chapter 21?

5. In Chapter 18, Lusa spends quality time with Crys. What are some things that she finds out about her?

6. In Chapter 19, Deanna is exhibiting what symptoms that causes Eddie to think that she is anemic and Deanna to think she is menopausal?

7. What does Garnett tell Nannie is the reason that he will not reach out to his son?

8. In Chapter 23, what are Garnett and Nannie's differing views on old age?

9. Why does Deanna think that falling trees will never crush her cabin?

10. Why does Garnett not like the pickers that come each fall to help with the harvest?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

During Deanna's stay on the mountain, she has become a dedicated, hard-working ranger, with little interest in the outside world. When Eddie Bondo arrives, everything changes. Cite three examples from the book that illustrate changes for Deanna, after his arrival. Be sure to include professional and personal changes. Are these changes solely due to Eddie? Are they positive or negative?

Essay Topic 2

The Appalachian area is seen, by some, as being "hick" or "backward". Cite three examples from the book that would support this theory. Address regional dialect, stereotypes, and character names.

Essay Topic 3

Antagonism is seen commonly throughout this book. Explain, in depth, who you believe to be the most antagonistic character. Cite specific examples of behavior or conversation, from the book, to support your answer. Also address repercussions of the antagonism.

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