The Story of My Life 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. At what age did Helen say her first word?

2. What subject did Helen not like?

3. What does Helen indicate she felt after he tantrums passed?

4. Why wasn't Mildred hurt?

5. What game did Helen think reading was like?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Helen feel about Shakespeare and how did her feelings change from the time she was a child to an young adult?

2. Where did Helen attend school for the next two years?

3. What happened as a result of Helen's inability to express herself?

4. What had Helen accomplished by the time she was age thirteen?

5. What did Anne Sullivan begin to do as soon as she arrived at Helen's home?

6. How did Helen's tantrums change and how did this make most of her family and friends feel?

7. In what way did Helen consider herself lucky in regards to nature?

8. What did Anne reason about the way normal children's language skills develop and how did she apply that to Helen?

9. Where did Helen spend her winters?

10. How did Helen feel about her Latin lessons?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what way was the account in this autobiography different from any personal background knowledge you had previously about Helen Keller? Why do you think it may be different?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay explaining in what ways Helen was fortunate to be born into the family she was. How did her parents support and help her? Why might other families not be able to do the same things?

Essay Topic 3

Why do you think math was particularly difficult for Helen? Do you think there would be any aspects of math that would be easier than others? Why or why not?

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