The Summer of the Swans Test | Final Test - Hard

Betsy Byars
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Sara go after her aunt calls her father?

2. Where does Sara meet the other searchers?

3. How does Sara feel when she hears Joe's part in the chaos with Charlie's watch?

4. What causes Sara to doubt her conviction about who stole Charlie's watch?

5. What does Willie do after calling the police?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mary and Sara are two very similar people, and yet they have some very notable and important differences. Using the text to cite some support, write a compare/contrast essay about these two characters.

Essay Topic 2

Personal identity was one of the main themes in this book. Where did this theme appear, and how did its inclusion in the novel shape the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 3

What role does symbolism play in the story and where does it appear? How is the plot altered by the presence of these symbols?

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