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. What is the children's sleeping arrangement in their new home in Part 3?
2. Where is Jeannette living at the time that her parents move to New York City?
3. Who is Ginnie Sue?
4. What does Jeannette plan to do after high school?
5. What does Brian's mother do with what Jeanette and Brian find while foraging in the woods?
Essay Topic 1
Life is hard for the Walls family wherever they go. However, in different places it is hard in different ways. Compare their lives in Phoenix, Battle Mountain, and Welch, answering each of the following questions about each location:
1) What are the family's basic living conditions like?
2) What is Rose Mary's emotional condition like and how does it affect the rest of the family?
3) Discuss Rex's emotional condition as well.
Essay Topic 2
Although the Walls parents frequently put their children in dangerous situations, it is obvious that they do not believe that their philosophy of parenting is flawed. Discuss Rex and Rose Mary's philosophy of parenting.
1) How do they believe children should be treated? What do they think of as their responsibility as parents?
2) What do they consider the children's responsibilities within the family?
3) Give examples in which Rex or Rose Mary fail to act in a manner that would be considered responsible by most people. How do they justify their actions within the context of their philosophy of life?
Essay Topic 3
Jeannette's relationship with her mother is conflicted, yet she still feels a fondness and compassion for her as an adult. Discuss the relationship between these two women by answering the following questions:
1) How would you characterize the relationship between the two?
2) How does each of these women play both an adult and a child's role?
3) How does the relationship between them change over time?
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