The Magician's Assistant Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Ann Patchett
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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 does Sabine do when she hears about the crime Parsifal committed?

2. Who does Dot talk to at Persifal's grave?

3. What message does Sabine get out of the dream she has?

4. Why does Sabine feel guilty regarding Kitty?

5. Where does Sabine take the Fetters when they arrive?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sabine philosophize her life versus the one Parsifal had?

2. Describe Dot's visit at the cemetery.

3. What does Phan's dream visit mean for Sabine?

4. What had Parsifal always told Sabine about his family?

5. What shocking information does Sabine receive from Parsifal's attorney, Roger?

6. What does Sabine think of the cemetery where Parsifal and Phan are buried?

7. What does Dot's invitation to Sabine foreshadow for the story?

8. Why does Sabine make the decision to visit the Fetters family?

9. What card trick does Parsifal show Sabine in a dream?

10. How does Sabine finally understand why Parsifal had to escape his past?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Create a character study of Kitty. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Kitty?

Essay Topic 2

Patchett is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 3

The search for love is an important theme in THE MAGICIAN'S ASSISTANT. Can you cite an example to support this theme? Name two other themes and cite examples to support your answer.

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