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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 Lark say happened to her little girl's best friend?
2. According to Mrs. Stillman, who came to visit while Lark napped?
3. What does Lark look for in her purse?
4. What does Mrs. Stillman invite Lark to do?
5. When does Lark study the catechism with Papa?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Papa's last-ditch effort to try to get Mama to remain? What are the reactions of Mama and Lark?
2. What does Papa say to Lark when he comes into the bedroom to get a handkerchief and how does Lark respond?
3. What are some of the ideas Mama, Aunt Betty, and Lark share about the new house while they're putting up the Christmas tree?
4. Why do Mama and Aunt Betty leave the depot in the middle of the night? What is Lark instructed to do?
5. What is the argument Mama and Papa have over whether to buy a car or a house? What are the arguments of each?
6. What is the effect of Aunt Betty's affair on Grandma, and what does Mama say about Grandma's reaction?
7. Why does Lark refuse to go to Mass and what is Papa's reaction?
8. What does Aunt Betty say about suicide and how does that compare to what Papa says?
9. What does Lark say about Hilly's fate after his death and how does she say she knows this?
10. What does Lark do when it's time for Communion and what does that prompt Papa to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are the major problems between Mama and Papa? Why do these problems remain issues rather than being resolved? Are there resolutions?
Essay Topic 2
The story begins soon after the Great Depression and ends in the early years of World War II. Compare the two historical periods. What changes would Lark likely see in the year after the move to California?
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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