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 say she wants to occur by next year?

2. What does Beverly's father do for a living?

3. What kind of robe does Lark wear when she goes with her father to play poker?

4. What does Lark think is the best part of the annual parade?

5. What happens to the bread Mama tries to toast on the stove?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Lark get her name?

2. 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?

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

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

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

6. Describe the Cape Ann.

7. 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?

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

9. What does Lark think of Beverly prior to the picnic and why does her attitude change during the event?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the relationship between Aunt Betty and Mama. How are the two women similar? How are they different? How do these similarities and differences affect the lives of the two women?

Essay Topic 2

Compare any two characters in the book. What are the similarities, differences, and roles of each in the story?

Essay Topic 3

Lark's imagination is fueled by many things. List at least three situations that prompt Lark's imagination and describe both the situation and the result.

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