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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. How does Hagar comment on Bram Shipley's dancing?
2. What is the name of the lady that visits with Hagar at Silverthreads nursing home?
3. Who did Jason Currie remarry after Hagar's mother died?
4. What is the name of the children's verse which implies that if Hagar had the wings of an angel or a crow, she could fly up high and spit on the people below?
5. In Chapter 4, why is Hagar at the doctor's office?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the role reversal that takes place between Hagar and Lottie Drieser?
2. Describe how Hagar feels physically and mentally in the beginning of Chapter 7.
3. Describe how Hagar is dressed when, in Chapter 5, she sets out for Shadow Point. What do you think this says about her?
4. What is Hagar waiting for in Chapter 10, and in what other ways has she waited during the course of the story?
5. Hagar is very attached to her things in the house. Describe a few of them.
6. What is Hagar's view toward religion in Chapter 8?
7. Describe some differences Hagar sees in Marvin and John.
8. Lottie Dreiser does not remember the incident described about the chicks. What does this say about Hagar as a narrator?
9. What do Mr. Murray Lees and Hagar have in common?
10. Why is Hagar frightened when Marvin and Doris tell her they want to sell the house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How is the name Hagar significant? How does Hagar feel about her name? Who are the two people in the novel who call Hagar by her name and why is this noteworthy?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the novel Hagar describes events that foreshadow John's demise. What are some of these events and do you think Hagar could have acted differently to change the outcome?
Essay Topic 3
They say hindsight is 20/20. As an old woman, Hagar looks back and sees how her life could have turned out differently if she had acted differently. Name a way her life could have been different:
Part 1) as a girl.
Part 2) as a married woman.
Part 3) as a mother.
Part 4) as an old lady.
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