The Magician's Assistant Test | Final Test - Hard

Ann Patchett
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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 Howard tell Sabine when he encounters her outside the Fetter home?

2. Why does Sabine think the Fetters family must think she is odd?

3. Who do Kitty and Sabine encounter at the store in #112?

4. Who does Sabine call to tell that she had arrived safely in Nebraska?

5. What does the person in #85 think Sabine will want to do today?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bertie and Haas' behavior at the hospital remind Sabine of Parsifal and Phan?

2. What makes Sabine wonder if the people she loved put on brave faces for her?

3. How do Sabine's views of the world differ from Dot's perspective?

4. Why does Dot think that her expectation that Guy would come home cause her to lose him forever?

5. Why is Kitty returning home for awhile and how do Dot and Sabine view this differently?

6. Why does Dot take Sabine to the top of a knoll?

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

8. Who are Kitty's sons and what do they find fascinating about Sabine?

9. What does Sabine make of the kiss from Kitty?

10. How are Sabine's memories of the Tonight Show performance different from how the Fetters family views it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the role of the women in the novel, specifically, how did Dot's life differ from that of Sabine's in the next generation? In what ways is Dot's life mirrored in Kitty's life? What roles do family, culture and experiences play in forming a woman's character and life story?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the ongoing conflict between Howard and the rest of the Fetters family. What are the main sources of the conflicts? Why does it perpetuate? Why does Howard feel a special conflict with Sabine?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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