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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. At the beginning of Chapter 8, what form of communication do Florence and Mr. Thornton use?
2. What does Milo North predict for The Bookshop?
3. Who is a judge for the costume contest?
4. After church Florence stops by Mrs. Gipping's house. What is Mrs. Gipping doing?
5. Who has brought artwork to the shop?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is it appropriate that the fields are underwater as Florence leaves Hardborough?
2. How is Florence being affected by Christine? How is Florence affecting Christine?
3. Besides offering to help Christine with her exam, how does Florence show concern for Christine in this chapter?
4. Describe Kattie.
5. What happens immediately after Mr. Brundish leaves The Stead?
6. Why does Florence offer to help Christine with her studies? Why does Florence decide this is a bad idea?
7. Describe Mrs. Gamart's visit to the library in late October.
8. In Chapter 9, Christine receives news about her eleven-plus exam. Is she surprised by the results? Give details to support your answer.
9. How did Milo betray Florence when she went to pick up new orders in Flintmarket?
10. How does Florence treat Mrs. Gamart during her visit?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the presence of the "rapper" throughout the story in the Old House. What is the importance of the poltergeist to the story? Without the spirit's presence, would the story change significantly?
Essay Topic 2
At the beginning of the story, Florence is trusting of the good in people. Using at least three examples, explore how her misplaced trust has been the undoing of her dream.
Essay Topic 3
Mr. Brundish falls dead in the street after his visit to Mrs. Gamart. Does his death foreshadow the fate of the Old House? What analogy can be drawn from his death, the death of the Old House, and the death of Hardborough.
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