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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Rita serve for dinner on Christmas Eve?
2. Who has the dream that a fat stranger will be hanging around Ian?
3. What kind of baby cradle does Ian make?
4. Where has Daphne worked for a year, the longest job she's ever had?
5. Who is Daphne's boyfriend?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain Doug Bedloe's role in the family. Do you think he is a character who sits on the sidelines of his family's life? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the importance of setting in the novel, particularly the Bedloe's home. How does the interior setting reflect the state of mind of the family? When the house gets messy and in disrepair, what is happening in the Bedloe's lives?
Essay Topic 3
Identify two characters outside of the Bedloe family who have an important impact on them. How do these characters change the family in significant ways?
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