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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 does Lily see Lanette Glass emerging from on Lily's late night walk?
2. What do Howell and the other man carry into his house while Lily is there cleaning?
3. How did Lily get the job to clean the public areas of the apartment complex that Claude lives in?
4. What does Lily think about as she looks up at Claude's dark window on the night she walks late?
5. What needs to be done to Deedra's car?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Del say about Lily Bard and the competition?
2. Who is the narrator of the story, and what type of person is she?
3. What point of view is the Prologue written in, and what information does this lend to the reader?
4. What is Bobo's connection to the town of Shakespeare?
5. What kind of a physical character is Del Packard?
6. Who is Lily's new client? What is her occupation? What does Lily think of her on their first meeting?
7. Describe The Fight in detail.
8. What is the relationship between Claude and Lily?
9. As the novel opens, what is Del doing and where is he?
10. What questions does Howell ask Lily before he leaves his house, and how do the questions make Lily feel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jerrell Knopp is yelling at Deedra when the reader first meets him. Though he is not a character that Lily likes, he is not all wrong in his thinking. Analyze Jerrell by explaining what he is setting out to accomplish, how he is going to meet his goal, and how he is both wrong and right in his thinking.
Essay Topic 2
How does Jack's character affect the town of Shakespeare's residents? Does the town benefit from his being there, or does he make matters worse?
Essay Topic 3
Is Howell Jr. just as guilty as his father in bringing violence and tragedy to Shakespeare? What are the consequences of racism in Shakespeare? Defend the answer using specific details from the novel.
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