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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Finally the baby comes after how many hours of labor?
2. Ruth names the baby what?
3. It was a family dynamic that caused Ruby to grow up how?
4. That summer and fall, Ruth, May, Ruby, and Justin begin to go where?
5. May is forced to wait where, but Ruby goes with her to the labor room?
Essay Topic 1
Ruth vacations with Sid.
Part 1) What was Ruth's original vacation plan? Why does this first plan fall through? What does this reveal about Ruby?
Part 2) How important is this vacation to Ruth? Why do May and Ruby react the way they do regarding Ruth's vacation? How do their reactions affect Ruth?
Part 3) Describe a vacation on which you have gone. Why was it important to you? How were you changed by it?
Essay Topic 2
Ruth and Matt graduate.
Part 1) How is each of them affected by this graduation? Why? What does this reveal about their futures?
Part 2) How do the family dynamics change? How does May feel about this? Why?
Part 3) Could Ruth have had a better future? Why or why not? Should Matt have acted differently toward his family at this point? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
May is murdered.
Part 1) Describe the events leading up to her murder. Is her murder foreshadowed? Explain.
Part 2) Describe her murder. How is Ruth affected by this? How might it change her permanently?
Part 3) Could her murder have been prevented? If so, how? If not, why not? How might the various have found peace with May's death?
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