Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush Test | Final 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. What does Tree tell M'Vy about the funeral?

2. What does Miss Pricherd ask Tree to wait for?

3. What does Tree tell Miss Pricherd?

4. Where does Tree say her knowledge about family came from?

5. What happens when Tree goes to the little room?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Tree tell M'Vy about Dab's funeral?

2. What makes Tree think of Dab when she is at home alone?

3. Describe Brother Rush's house, when Brother Rush takes Tree and Dab there.

4. What does M'Vy tell Tree about her brothers and Dab?

5. How is Dab described when Tree visits him in chapter 11?

6. What prompts Tree to decide to leave home?

7. What is Tree and M'Vy's relationship like, at the end of the book?

8. Describe Tree's relationship with Silversmith.

9. How is the relationship with Tree and Miss Pricherd different at the end of the book?

10. What new information does Tree learn about Brother Rush's death, when they are checking in at the hospital?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast "Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush" with "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", another book in which children are transported into another world through a special portal.

Essay Topic 2

What do you think Tree's daughter would see if she were to find a little room in her own house, twenty or thirty years into the future? Will Tree tell her daughter everything, do you think, or will she be open about the things she is ashamed of?

Essay Topic 3

Many stories of people living in poor circumstances are centered on the possibility that one day they'll live better lives, especially when children are involved, since everyone wants to think that children raised in poverty will be better taken care of in the future. What role does this storyline play in "Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush"? What hope do we have for Tree's future, and how does the story encourage us to believe that her future will be better than the present?

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