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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. What profession does Steve practice?
2. Who does Scarlett think is weird, but Halley doesn't think is that bad?
3. Why does Halley go to see the counselor on the first day of school?
4. What class does Macon notice on Halley's schedule that he makes fun of her for having?
5. What does Scarlett tell Halley about Macon?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened when Scarlett and Michael had sex and why wasn't Scarlett worried?
2. How does Halley describe the way she feels about herself as compared to how she views Scarlett?
3. What does Halley's mother tell her about the decision Scarlett has made to keep the baby?
4. How do Scarlett and Halley meet and also become friends?
5. How does Halley feel about Marion and how does she describe Marion?
6. Why does Halley know that she must leave the camp immediately and agree to head for home when Scarlett calls?
7. What is Halley's punishment for skipping school with Scarlett and Macon?
8. What happens when Macon comes to visit Halley at the market where she works?
9. What happens to Halley's grandmother?
10. How does Halley feel about introducing Macon to her mother and why does she feel this way?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What do you think the purpose of the metaphor of the comet is in relation to the themes of this novel? Do you think the novel would be as well developed had the comet metaphor be left out? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Why do you believe Halley's feelings and battles between her and her mother continue to move from the positive to the negative? Does this type of situation ever happen in your own life? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
What actions does Macon take which help the reader to believe that he enjoys causing difficulties between Halley and her parents? Do you believe he seems to like the fact that Halley's parents dislike him? Why or why not?
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