The Stone Angel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. After possibly embarrassing Doris at Dr. Corby's office by talking to loud, what does Hagar promise to do?

2. What does Hagar want to do when she returns from boarding school?

3. What did Hagar see when she lifted the sultana barrel lid at her father's store?

4. What does the stone angel remind Hagar of?

5. What does Hagar sell to Lottie Telford for cash?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Hagar's name significant?

2. How is Hagar's wild and headstrong nature depicted in Chapter 2?

3. Describe some differences Hagar sees in Marvin and John.

4. Why is Hagar frustrated by her brother Matt's death?

5. In Chapter 1, how does Hagar see herself?

6. Comment on the irony that the stone angel was "doubly blind."

7. 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?

8. How does Hagar see John's character flaws? How does this compare her to the stone angel?

9. When Hagar's brother Daniel is dying, Matt begs her to put on their mother's old plaid shawl to comfort Daniel. Why do you think Hagar is unable to do this?

10. What does Hagar's action to go to Shadow Point say about her willingness to accept her current physical state?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 affect the outcome?

Essay Topic 2

The stone angel in the cemetery is very symbolic throughout the novel.

Part 1) Describe the stone angel's significance in the cemetery?

Part 2) It has been carved without eyeballs, why is that important?

Part 3) How is Hagar like the stone angel at the beginning of the novel and at the end?

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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