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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. May takes Ruby and Ruth to pick what from a local orchard?
2. Who walks Ruth down the aisle?
3. What does May think of Ruth's idea?
4. Finally the baby comes after how many hours of labor?
5. Within a few months, what has happened to Ruth and Ruby?
Essay Topic 1
May has lived a difficult life.
Part 1) Describe her life. How has she changed throughout her life? What led to these changes?
Part 2) How does May allow her past troubles to affect the present and the future? How does her past influence Ruth and Matt's lives?
Part 3) How might your own past influence your present and future? Is this good or bad? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Ruth's opinion of Sid is changed.
Part 1) Describe Sid's relationship and opinion of Sid up to the point when she finds the letter. How does this letter alter her opinion of Sid?
Part 2) Should Ruth be this upset about the letter? Why or why not? Should Sid have confronted Ruth regarding her opinion about Ruby? Why or why not?
Part 3) If your friend was in a relationship you did not care for, would you say something? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Ruby's family dynamics greatly affected him.
Part 1) Describe Ruby's childhood. How do events and people in his childhood affect him as an adult?
Part 2) How does Ruby bring this baggage into his life with Ruth? How does May exacerbate these problems?
Part 3) Could Ruby have overcome this difficult childhood? Why or why not?
This section contains 1,465 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)