Running in the Family 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. Where did Doris run a small dance and theater school?

2. What was the name of Lalla's head milkman?

3. What year was the car that was in Aunt Dolly's garden?

4. How long was the tunnel where Mervyn threatened to commit suicide?

5. What was Mervyn's rank in the Ceylon Light Infantry when Michael was born?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why couldn't Mervyn stand Lalla?

2. What did Lalla do when Shelton de Saram broke their engagement?

3. What did a fortune-teller predict when Doris left Ceylon in 1949?

4. How did Michael get a bath when he was five and attending a boarding school?

5. What did Doris love about Mervyn, even after the divorce?

6. How did Mervyn deter Lalla from ravaging the garden at Kuttapitiya?

7. How did Michael describe the only picture he had of his parents together?

8. What happened to the eggs that Willie Gratiaen imported from Australia?

9. What was Michael's Aunt Dolly like?

10. How did Mervyn nearly kill his three older children?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Michael was given insight into his thought process by a friend. Discuss how Michael's thought process worked.

Essay Topic 2

Michael and the children came upon a dead kabaragoya on the beach. Compare the kabaragoya and the thalagoya.

Essay Topic 3

When Mervyn was drinking, Doris believed that getting him to stop drinking required total war. Discuss how Doris waged war against Mervyn's drinking.

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