The Easter Parade Test | Mid-Book 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. What is the relationship between Emily and Sarah?

2. Which of Emily's qualities is Andrew Crawford impressed by?

3. Why does Sarah abandon the book she was working on?

4. What does Jack ask Emily to do in Part 2: Chapter 1?

5. After what length of time does Andrew say he will call Emily?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part 1: Chapter 3, Emily decides to go to a movie alone. What happens instead?

2. In Part 1: Chapter 4, the differences between Emily and Sarah become more apparent. Describe those differences.

3. How does Sarah injure herself in Part 1: Chapter 1?

4. In Part 1: Chapter 2, why is Emily scolded for being childish?

5. How can all of the writers as characters be described in Part 2: Chapter 2?

6. In Part 1: Chapter 2, why does Sarah's father, Walter Grimes, disapprove of his daughter's engagement?

7. There are several references to alcohol and alcoholism in Part 1: Chapters 3 and 4. What are some of those references?

8. Describe Jack and Emily's relationship.

9. Why is Emily's success with her career and work ethic impressive?

10. Why is Emily disappointed with Jack after they move to a new place?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Abuse plays a major role in The Easter Parade. Discuss abuse in the novel, looking at both emotional and physical. Choose one character and explore how abuse has shaped his or her life.

Essay Topic 2

Is place important? Emily begins in Tenafly, NY in the 1930s and moves throughout the novel. On the other hand, Sarah remains fairly stagnant, even avoiding going to Montana because of distance. Discuss movement, traveling, and the fear of leaving in The Easter Parade.

Essay Topic 3

Do you believe that Tony killed Sarah? First, explain the circumstances leading up to Sarah's death and what happened after her death.

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