The Easter Parade Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 type of company does Emily work for?

2. Whom does Emily get a letter from in Part 2: Chapter 2?

3. What does Emily learn about Jack's past?

4. Where is Sarah's scar located?

5. What does Emily explain to the neighborhood children?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Sarah trying to write a book about?

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

3. In Part 1: Chapter 3, in what ways does it become clear to the reader that Emily is now the narrating character?

4. What is happening career-wise for Emily in Part 3: Chapter 3?

5. What happens as a result of Emily's refusal to help Sarah when she considers leaving Tony?

6. Why does Emily suddenly remember what happened the night of the party?

7. Why does Sarah call Emily in Part 2: Chapter 3? What does Emily do as a result of this call?

8. Describe Andrew and Emily's relationship in Part 1: Chapter 4.

9. Why is divorce a subject of Part 1: Chapters 1-2?

10. Describe Pookie and Emily's visit to the country cottage where Sarah lives in Part 1: Chapter 3.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare the characters of Emily and Sarah.

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

Death is an inevitable part of life for the Grimes family and several funerals are attended over the course of the novel. Discuss death in the novel, focusing not only on the literal meaning.

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