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 much money does Papa say he lost?

2. What kind of pie does Lark say she wants from the booth?

3. What does Papa say he plans to do after dinner?

4. What is Mama doing when Lark wakes the morning after arriving at Aunt Betty's house?

5. What does Uncle Stanly say after Lark kisses him on the cheek?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What does Papa think about the possibility of Mama going to work, and why?

4. What are some of the job opportunities Mama sees but dismisses?

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

6. What is Mama's plan for Aunt Betty and Uncle Stan and how does she start that plan rolling?

7. How does Lark's family come to be living in the depot?

8. Briefly describe what Lark observes and fells during the funeral.

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

10. How does Mama manage the practical aspects of life in the depot, such as heating their rooms and washing dishes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Lark come to believe she's responsible for the death of Marjorie Ann? How does she come to know she's not? How do the two pieces of knowledge affect her?

Essay Topic 3

Grandma Browning refuses to show her face in town, fearing that she'll be laughed at. Why does she have this fear? Is it correct? Support your answer with examples from the story and from your own life experiences.

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