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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. Which kind of jelly bean does Lark eat first?
2. What is the news Mama has after she buys the roast in town?
3. What is the rank of the mysterious man who attends Hilly's funeral?
4. What two gifts are given to Lark on her last day at school?
5. What does Papa tell Lark she has to do before Mass?
Short Essay Questions
1. Whom does Lark tell about the plans to begin building on a house and what does she say about it?
2. Describe the letter Hilly writes to Lark in which he talks about the book HEIDI.
3. How have the relationships between Beverly, Sally and Lark changed over the summer break?
4. Why do Mama and Aunt Betty leave the depot in the middle of the night? What is Lark instructed to do?
5. What does Lark do when it's time for Communion and what does that prompt Papa to do?
6. What are some of the ideas Mama, Aunt Betty, and Lark share about the new house while they're putting up the Christmas tree?
7. What is the argument Mama and Papa have over whether to buy a car or a house? What are the arguments of each?
8. What is the significance of Lark's statements about Myrna Loy and Mr. Brown?
9. Briefly describe the visit Lark makes to Hilly and his reaction to her gift.
10. What is Papa's last-ditch effort to try to get Mama to remain? What are the reactions of Mama and Lark?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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