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. What does Mama do when Lark and Sally go to her with leeches?

2. What treat does Mr. Wendell give Lark when she arrives with Papa?

3. Where does Aunt Betty live?

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

5. What is Lark's middle name?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the laundry done while Mama and Lark are visiting Aunt Betty?

2. What makes Stella Wheeler cry during the picnic?

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

4. 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?

5. What is Lark's reaction when Mama says she has to sell tickets to the picnic, and what is Mama's response?

6. What is the argument Mama and Papa have about their evening's activities and what does each want the other to do?

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

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

9. What are Lark's thoughts about the financial situation for Aunt Betty and Uncle Stan and how does Uncle Stan's job contribute to that?

10. What is the significance of what Lark tells Mama while Lark is pretending to be Mrs. Brown?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the role of the Catholic Church in this story? What does Lark believe about the Catholic Church? How and why does this attitude change? Can you predict what role the Church will play in Lark's later life? Support your predictions.

Essay Topic 2

What are the major problems between Mama and Papa? Why do these problems remain issues rather than being resolved? Are there resolutions?

Essay Topic 3

List the jobs held by at least five of the characters of the story. How are the jobs similar? Different? What does each say about the personalities of the characters?

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