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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. At the end of the book, who tells Reverend Emmett that she's thinking of joining his church?
2. Who is Daphne's boyfriend?
3. Who has to pick up Daphne every day after school when she's sixteen?
4. When Daphne has trouble finding a full-time job, where does she start working part-time?
5. What is the name of Rita and Ian's new baby?
Short Essay Questions
1. What clothes does Daphne choose to wear to the dinner party?
2. Why does Doug want to keep particular items of Bee's when the children are cleaning out the house?
3. What does Daphne hang on the wall in the living room with the other family pictures?
4. What does Ian discover when he visits Mrs. Millet?
5. When Rita begins to bleed while she's at the bar, how does Daphne's boyfriend Curt take charge of the situation?
6. What does the Church of the Second Chance do when Reverend Emmett has a heart attack?
7. Why do the children think that Ian needs a wife?
8. Describe Agatha's appearance when she returns for Thanksgiving after her mother has died.
9. Describe Ian's reaction when Reverend Emmett suggests that he train for the ministry.
10. Why do the members of the Church of the Second Chance pitch in to paint Reverend Emmett's house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Daphne calls Ian Saint Maybe and Mr. Cautious. Explain how you see the truth of these labels in Ian's actions and demeanor. Do you think he changes as the story unfolds? Describe one experience later in the novel where he is not a Saint Maybe.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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