The Cape Ann Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Faith Sullivan
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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. How long does Uncle Stan sit with Aunt Betty the first night he's home?

2. What is the name of Mrs. Grubb's dog?

3. What kind of ice cream does Papa buy for himself?

4. What game do Lark and her mother play while her mother is cooking supper?

5. What had Mama thrown at Papa once when he called her a hated nickname?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what happens when Lark tells Mr. McPhee that Marjorie is in limbo.

2. What is the basic information included in the letter Lark finds from Earl Samson to Bill?

3. Why does Lark say she likes spending time in taverns?

4. What is Papa's first excuse for where he'd been all night? What does he eventually admit about it?

5. What does Lark believe will happen to the baby? Why does she believe this? What does she believe will be her role in the delivery?

6. What is the problem with Lark's hair on the day after the poker game? What does she fear will be the outcome of that problem?

7. What are some of Papa's duties with the railroad?

8. What is the reaction of the town when Hilly volunteers for the military? How does that change upon his return?

9. When Grandpa Browning asks Mama if she's crying over the money Papa lost, she lies. What does she say and how is this the same as what Aunt Betty had done to protect Uncle Stan?

10. Describe the condition of Aunt Betty's house when Lark and Mama arrive.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does the Cape Ann house represent to both Mama and Lark? What does it represent to Papa? What does each come to realize about the Cape Ann? How does each come to this conclusion?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Lark's relationship with her father. How does it compare with her relationship with her mother?

Essay Topic 3

Lark's three best friends can be identified as Sally, Beverly, and Hilly. Identify each and describe their relationships with Lark. How does each impact Lark?

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