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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 is the name of the daughter that a high-society woman wants Dr. Larch to perform an abortion on in Chapter 2?
2. What is the book that Dr. Larch chooses for Homer to read to the girls at the orphanage?
3. Homer keeps the photograph shown to him by Melony hidden where in Chapter 3?
4. What does Homer name the baby he delivers in Chapter 4?
5. When Homer reaches what age do the doctor and nurses fear he will learn about the abortions in Chapter 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what ways does the character of Dr. Larch symbolize God? How is this illustrated in Chapter 3?
2. In what ways do the characters of Olive Worthington and Dr. Larch relate in Chapter 4?
3. Where does Wally invite Homer to go with him in Chapter 5?
4. Discuss the symbolism and foreshadowing in Chapter 4. What is foreshadowed by Candy's pregnancy?
5. Where does Dr. Larch decide to go when leaving Boston in Chapter 2? Who invites him to a party and why, in this chapter?
6. What is the setting of the novel established in Chapter 1? During what time period does the novel begin?
7. What does the character of Melony symbolize in Homer's life in Chapter 3?
8. Why does the prostitute's daughter come to Dr. Larch in Chapter 2?
9. How do the characters of Homer and Wally relate in Chapter 4?
10. Why does Dr. Larch keep the women having abortions separate from the women giving birth in Chapter 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the setting of St. Cloud's, Maine, and the time period in which the novel begins. What indications does the author give to illustrate the time and place of the novel? Why is the time period important to the plot of the narrative? How does the imagery set the tone for the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Neal Dow and the parents of Wilbur Larch, and define and identify irony and symbolism in Chapter 2. What is symbolic about the train that Wilbur's father leaves on? How did Wilbur's history develop him into who he became as an adult? How close was Wilbur with his mother?
Essay Topic 3
Analyze and discuss the decision of Candy and Wally to have an abortion. How do each of the characters feel about this choice? Why does Wally attempt to talk Candy out of the procedure? What is Candy's response?
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