Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where are Brother Rush and the other man going, when Tree was still in the back seat of the car?

2. What does Tree feel when the note on the fridge makes her laugh?

3. What does Silversmith learn about M'Vy as M'Vy tells stories to Tree?

4. What does Tree notice as being odd when she and Dab and Brother Rush get back in the car?

5. What does M'Vy say she should have done?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Evaluate your own reading of "Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush" -- did you resist it, or were you compelled by the story? What does your reading tell you about yourself and your interests? Use specific examples from the book to describe yourself as a reader.

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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