The Cider House Rules Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Homer realize is in the workers' home with him when he masturbates in Chapter 6?

2. When Chapter 6 begins, Homer has been away from St. Cloud's for how long?

3. A woman whose husband died in the war comes into the hospital for what in Chapter 9?

4. When Homer reaches the town where Candy and Wally live, Homer takes to spending time with whom on his boat?

5. On Thanksgiving in Chapter 8, the Worthingtons are hosting the dinner, which includes Candy and whom?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the settings of Ocean's View Orchards and the cider house, and the character of Grace Lynch. To what does Homer compare the cider house? How does Homer feel about Grace? How does she feel about Homer?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of sexuality in the novel. How do Dr. Larch's first sexual experiences relate to those of Homer? How is sexuality perceived by the characters? What are the consequences of sexuality seen in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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