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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. How does Lark say she knows that the young prince went to Heaven after committing suicide?
2. Where does Lark and Mama go when Mama takes a week's vacation?
3. What does Mama have in her hand when she and Papa get into an argument?
4. What is on top of Hilly's casket?
5. What is painted on the ends of Lark's crib?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Lark say about Hilly's fate after his death and how does she say she knows this?
2. How have the relationships between Beverly, Sally and Lark changed over the summer break?
3. Describe the opening conversation between Lark and Mama when Lark reaches her seat.
4. What does Father Dalias say when Lark confesses that she's killed a baby?
5. Whom does Lark tell about the plans to begin building on a house and what does she say about it?
6. How does Christmas change for the family after the plans emerge to go to California?
7. What is Lark's reaction after her confession and what does she wonder about the adults who have gone through this?
8. What does Lark do when it's time for Communion and what does that prompt Papa to do?
9. Why does Papa say that Lark has to fear God? What example does he give her in an attempt to prove it?
10. What is Beverly's relationship with Mama? Give an example of this relationship.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
What is the "Sin Notebook" kept by Lark? Why is she so interested in keeping track and identifying sins? Why is she worried that gambling is a sin?
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