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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 word does Granny use to describe lighting the lamps?

2. How old did Granny’s father live to be?

3. After the birth of a child, how long did it usually take Granny to be well again?

4. When Dr. Harry comes back, how does he describe Granny?

5. How does Granny describe the way that Cornelia’s mouth moves, when Granny cannot hear Cornelia?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Granny think of John, and why has her view of him changed?

2. What did Granny’s father do on his last birthday?

3. What does Granny say about her past illnesses?

4. What did Granny do that shows in the children now?

5. How does Granny describe a fog that rolls in?

6. What does Granny want to do sometimes when she is frustrated with Cornelia?

7. What does Granny think about losing things?

8. How does Hapsy look to Granny?

9. What does Granny feel and hear after considering whether to close the shades?

10. What happened to Granny’s world when she was jilted?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Granny’s mind slips from the present to the past. Does Granny remember both good and bad memories? What emotions are stirred as Granny remembers the past? Do her memories prepare her to die?

Essay Topic 2

Granny mentally lists things that she wishes to do tomorrow. How does Granny feel about getting things done or completed? What things does she think are important to do tomorrow? Why are those things that are important to finish?

Essay Topic 3

At the end of her life Granny feels betrayed. How did Granny feel about her end of life? Who did she believe would go before her? Who did she expect to come for her when she died? When he didn’t come, why did she feel betrayed?

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