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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. In "Cloudland," how many weeks was the course the narrator took to become certified for her job?
2. Why does the wife of the attacker call the narrator in "The Correct Grip"?
3. In "Cloudland," how long had the narrator taught at a girls' school?
4. What type of salad do the narrator and her friends have, in "The Second Seating"?
5. In "Cloudland," what is the narrator's job?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the narrator hold her dog's leash and why in "The Correct Grip"?
2. In "Cloudland," what does the narrator go to the college to get?
3. How did the narrator of "Cloudland" compare her experiences when she had her baby with the experiences of women a hundred years ago?
4. What does the narrator see in her backyard in "Moonbow," and what does she think it is?
5. In "Moonbow," what does the narrator see and why is it unusual?
6. At the end of "Cloudland," what does the narrator say about apples?
7. Who does the narrator say is found in a weedy empty lot in "The Quiet Car"?
8. What was the narrator's job in New York, and why does she say that she left her job in this section of "Cloudland"?
9. In "Cloudland," what is the only race the narrator ever ran, and how does she describe the race?
10. In "Cloudland," what does the narrator think about the fire at the home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The house in “Cloudland” is decaying and needs a lot of repairs. In what way is the house an analogy for the narrator’s state of mind?
Essay Topic 2
In “Cloudland” a neighbor is arrested for sexual abuse. How does this news affect the narrator? How does the news challenge the image of the neighborhood where the narrator lives?
Essay Topic 3
The stories “Fort Bedd” and “Four Calls in the Last Half Hour” reveal different ways of dealing with intimacy and loneliness. How do characters deal with intimacy and loneliness in the two stories? What do the stories reveal about different ways of dealing with intimacy and loneliness?
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