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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. Who stays at Claudia's birthday party for only a few minutes before leaving with some friends from college?
2. What is Lucy wearing on her feet when she cleans up the water in the bathroom?
3. How does Ian help Gracie with her apartment in Chapter Five?
4. How many children does Lucy have before she marries Danny?
5. Who starts a fire in the attic while trying to install an intercom?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain how Agatha tries to care for her baby sister, Daphne.
2. Why does Lucy visit the typewriter shop?
3. Why is Doug Bedloe bored with retirement?
4. What does Doug Bedloe do to find Agatha and Thomas' father?
5. Describe Ian Bedloe when he was still in high school.
6. Why are all the kids at Camp Second Chance terrified of Sister Audrey?
7. Why does Thomas follow the rule of not eating sugar so that he will be considered a good Christian?
8. Describe Waverly Street.
9. Why is Lucy taking pills and sleeping all the time?
10. Explain how Reverend Emmett founded The Church of the Second Chance.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the end of the novel, Ian has an epiphany as he carries his new son downstairs to his visitors. He says "People changed other people's lives every day of the year. There was no call to make such a fuss about it." Discuss the meaning of this quote as it relates to Ian's acceptance of his role in Danny's death. Why is he no longer making a "fuss" about it?
Essay Topic 2
How did Ian receive a second chance when he joined the church? Show the progression of Ian's commitment to the church and how it provided him with a source of comfort and support.
Essay Topic 3
Ian describes Daphne as a fierce little girl who had to fend for herself as a child. Discuss how this is reflected in Daphne's desire to take chances and live fully as a young woman.
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