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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In the beginning of Chapter 9 while at the cannery, before being taken to the hospital, who sympathizes with Hagar on the loss of her son, and in turn she sympathizes him on the loss of his son?
(a) Mr. Murray Lees.
(b) Dr. Corby.
(d) Marvin and Doris.
2. What causes Hagar to become nauseous and then fall in the woods?
(a) The cheese was bad.
(b) The chocolate was bad.
(c) The smell of the fish.
(d) Her bowels haven't moved.
3. After Bram dies, how did Hagar soothe herself during this time in Manawaka?
(a) Drinking John's potato liquor.
(b) Walking in the cemetery.
(c) Visiting friends.
(d) Completely cleaning the Shipley house, even the attic.
4. What has been John's therapy for his dying father?
(b) Biting on a bullet.
(c) Stretching and good nutrition.
(d) Letting him drink the liquor he distilled.
5. Hagar asks Lottie about the incident with the chicks that happened when they were children. What is Lottie's response?
(a) She says that Hagar killed the chicks not her.
(b) She remembers and is glad she did it.
(c) She says that Hagar has lost all her marbles and should be committed.
(d) She does not remember the incident.
Short Answer Questions
1. When it is clear that Bram is dying, Marvin comes to visit him. Hagar overhears Marvin tell Bram something that she wishes she could also say to Bram. What is it?
2. What was Murray's son's name, and how did he die?
3. After losing jobs, and not having money to go to college, what does John decided to do?
4. Sandra, Hagar's roommate in the hospital, is angry with Hagar when she is wheeled back in after surgery to remove her appendix. Why is Sandra angry with Hagar?
5. What is Hagar afraid of, and never admits to anyone?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do you think Hagar does not allow herself to cry in front of strangers?
2. Hagar's need to do things herself and not accept help is consistent throughout. How is it depicted at the end of Chapter 10?
3. In Chapter 9, while at the hospital, Hagar finally starts to notice that she is different from other people, in what way?
4. Describe how Hagar feels physically and mentally in the beginning of Chapter 7.
5. Lottie Dreiser does not remember the incident described about the chicks. What does this say about Hagar as a narrator?
6. In the hospital what is the ultimate humiliation for Hagar, that causes her to have to give up total control? Does she accept this gracefully?
7. In the beginning of Chapter 6, Hagar is concerned about intruders coming into the house where she is at the cannery. She thinks that Bram would have taken care of anyone, if he had been there. What do you think this says about how she felt about Bram as a protector?
8. Why does Hagar try to be helpful to her roommate?
9. In Hagar complaining that Arlene is always at the house, and then wishing she had not said it afterward, what does this say about Hagar?
10. What is Hagar's view toward religion in Chapter 8?
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