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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. Which of the following emotions best describes how Macon feels on the drive home?
2. Why doesn't Halley even try to picture Macon?
3. What happens when Halley refuses Macon?
4. What is Macon doing wrong on the way home?
5. What does Macon try to do that Halley stops him from doing?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Halley go with Scarlett to the doctors?
2. Who are Scarlett and Halley going to the prom with and why is Halley going with this person?
3. What does Macon's reckless driving parallel in regards to Halley?
4. What does Halley want to do before her mother heads off to visit her grandmother and what actually happens?
5. How does Halley spend the week after the accident and how does she feel about Macon?
6. What continues to worry Scarlett about her pregnancy and her mother?
7. Why does Mr. Averby call Scarlett into his office and how does Scarlett respond to his suggestion?
8. What happens when Macon starts kissing her in the kitchen?
9. What happens when Halley asks Macon who Rhetta is and what excuse does he give her for not being able to tell her where he has been or will be?
10. What happens when Halley and Macon are lying on the bed together and he is getting ready to have sex with her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In what ways does the character of Halley experience the emotions of embarrassment and victimization throughout the novel? Are these emotions justified? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Why do you believe Halley was drawn to the character of Macon? Do you think this relationship would have happened had Scarlett not become pregnant? Why or why not?
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