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 does Jack tell Emily about this school's invitation?

2. In which city do Jack and Emily purchase a house?

3. Who does Sarah meet at her first job after graduation from high school?

4. What does Emily begin writing an article about at the beginning of Part 2: Chapter 2?

5. In what season does Jack decide to take Emily on a trip?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens career-wise for Emily in Part 2: Chapter 1?

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

3. Is there a rivalry between the two Grimes sisters?

4. Why is Emily disappointed with the trip she and Jack take to Europe?

5. What is Jack's temperament like in Part 2: Chapter 2?

6. Describe what happens when Emily and Jack visit Sarah and her family.

7. Who is Jack Flanders?

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

9. Do Emily and Andrew have a happy marriage?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the end of the novel, Emily visits Peter, who relays to her that Sarah saw Emily as the one who got her freedom. At what cost does this freedom come? Explain the concept of freedom in The Easter Parade and show whether or not Emily achieved the freedom her generation desired.

Essay Topic 2

Alcohol plays a major role in The Easter Parade, causing fighting and injuries, hurting people, and inhibiting successful lives. Choose one character from the text and discuss how alcohol has impacted his or her life.

Essay Topic 3

Who is your favorite character? Why do you like this character? Use at least three examples from the text. Who is your least favorite character? Why?

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