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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 improvements did Bram make on the Shipley place?
2. What are Hagar's two hobbies?
3. How much older is Bram Shipley than Hagar?
4. How did Hagar feel about horses?
5. At her visit to Silverthreads, Hagar is seated on the veranda for a cup of tea. What does she think the tea tastes like?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Hagar's action to go to Shadow Point say about her willingness to accept her current physical state?
2. In Chapter 5, it is mentioned how Hagar takes action to affect her life, one time in the present and one in her past. What were those two instances?
3. Hagar is obviously unwilling to give in to death. How is that seen in Chapter 3?
4. In Chapter 2, Hagar's father reaches out his hand to her with heartfelt emotion. However, she rejects him both times. Why do you think that is?
5. Why is Hagar's name significant?
6. Why is Hagar frightened when Marvin and Doris tell her they want to sell the house?
7. In Chapter 1, how does Hagar see herself?
8. When Hagar is looking back on her life, in Chapter 3, do you think she has any regrets?
9. Do you think Hagar's feelings about going to the nursing home are similar to other elderly people? Why or why not?
10. Compare the birth of Marvin the the birth of John, and Hagar's feeling with both.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What do the wild flowers in the cemetery reflect in Hagar? In what ways are the alike? Please provide specific examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Compare John Shipley to his father Bram.
Part 1) In what ways are they alike in the beginning?
Parts2) How are they more alike toward the end of the novel?
Part 3) When do you think Hagar notices their similarities?
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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