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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 Papa have in his hand when he rushes at Mama?
2. What does Beverly reveal about Santa Claus?
3. What is Lark's reaction when Papa slaps her?
4. What does she say about that kind of jelly bean?
5. What does Lark ask God to do before she goes to bed that night?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mama say about the war's effect on her business?
2. What is the argument Mama and Papa have over whether to buy a car or a house? What are the arguments of each?
3. What does Lark say about Hilly's fate after his death and how does she say she knows this?
4. What does Lark hear Mrs. Wheeler reveal to Mrs. Stillman?
5. Why does Papa say that Lark has to fear God? What example does he give her in an attempt to prove it?
6. What is Lark's reaction after her confession and what does she wonder about the adults who have gone through this?
7. Describe the situation that arises when the hobo stops at Lark's house.
8. Describe the letter Hilly writes to Lark in which he talks about the book HEIDI.
9. What does Mrs. Stillman say about Hilly's death?
10. What does Papa say to Lark when he comes into the bedroom to get a handkerchief and how does Lark respond?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Lark considers herself shy but meets many people over the course of the story. List the circumstances under which she meets at least three of the characters. What is her reaction to each? How does each impact Lark's life?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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