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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. When Ruby was revived, his mother promised to what?
2. May is forced to wait where, but Ruby goes with her to the labor room?
3. Eventually Ruby's mother, who suffered asthma, had to move where for her health, leaving Ruby on his own in Illinois?
4. Does May enjoy being a grandmother?
5. Artie gives Ruby a job where?
Short Essay Questions
1. What job does Ruby finally get?
2. Describe Ruth's labor and delivery.
3. What leads to tension? What exacerbates this tension?
4. What takes place between Ruth and Ruby at the beginning of this section?
5. What led to Ruby being babied?
6. What is happening during this time in Ruby's life?
7. What does Daisy suggest Ruth do? How do the others feel about this idea?
8. What does Ruth dream about doing? Why?
9. How do Ruby and Ruth celebrate their marriage?
10. What happens when May, Ruby, and Ruth go to pick apples?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
Tensions build in the Grey-Dahl household.
Part 1) How do tensions build at various times in the story? Why do they build? How does this tension affect the various characters?
Part 2) Is this tension worse at the end of the story? Why or why not? Could this tension have been relieved at any point? If so, how? If not, why not?
Part 3) How does tension help to move the plot along? How does it create action in this story?
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