The Cider House Rules Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. When Melony gets to Bath, she finds a job working where in Chapter 8?

2. Wally and Candy double date with Homer and whom in Chapter 6?

3. It takes how long for Homer to write his first letter to Dr. Larch after leaving the orphanage in Chapter 6?

4. The foreman at what farm sees that Melony picks apples well and tells her to come back in three weeks when the season starts, so she can work for him in Chapter 7?

5. The night before Wally goes back to college, Wally talks about being what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Homer learn about the history of the cider house rules in Chapter 7?

2. What is symbolic about the trees at the orchard in Chapter 8?

3. What leads Candy to discover Homer's love for her in Chapter 8?

4. What is discovered about the behavior of Wally Senior in Chapter 7?

5. What does Mrs. Grogan see changing in Melony in Chapter 6? Why?

6. What does Melony do when being chased by two workers in Chapter 7?

7. What is foreshadowed in Nurse Caroline's warning in Chapter 9?

8. How does Candy establish rules for her relationship with Homer in Chapter 10?

9. Who knows or suspects Homer and Candy's secret in Chapter 9?

10. What is foreshadowed by the bombing at Pearl Harbor in Chapter 8?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define and discuss conflict in literary narrative, and identify the major conflicts in "The Cider House Rules". What internal conflicts does Melony face? What external conflicts? What conflicts does Dr. Larch face in regards to Homer? What external conflicts does the character face regarding the orphanage?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and analyze the character of Wilbur Larch in the narrative. Where was Wilbur born? What does the exposition reveal about Wilbur's past? What were Wilbur's parents like? Where did he study and begin his career?

Essay Topic 3

Define and discuss tone, metaphor and simile, and analyze the imagery and symbolism in Chapter 5. What is foreshadowed by the wind? How does the imagery of the beginning of the chapter lend to its tone? How is the stationmaster described? What kills him in the novel?

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