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. Sabine recalls that Phan was ____________ in the life he built for himself.

2. Where does Bertie want to go after her medical treatment?

3. What does Dot do when Kitty and her family go home?

4. How does Dot feel about how she handled the family situation after her husband was killed?

5. Who is Kitty's other son?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the stories about Albert Fetters make Sabine realize that Parsifal did what he had to do in order to survive?

2. What are the circumstances in which Kitty kisses Sabine?

3. Why does Kitty fear that Sabine will never want to visit the Fetters family again?

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

5. What does Sabine wonder about the residents of Alliance as they drive Bertie to the emergency room?

6. Who is Howard Plate and what can be assumed by his behavior?

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

8. What does Sabine finally see in the Tonight Show performance?

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

10. What makes Sabine think about her father when Kitty speaks to her about her own boys?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dot is baffled that Sabine would have married Parsifal who was a gay man. Why would Sabine commit to marrying Parsifal if he could not return her love in all ways possible? Why would she choose to share her husband with another man? Explain Sabine's complicated love.

Essay Topic 2

The frustration of unfulfilled affection touches several characters in the story. Name at least two characters who experience unfulfilled love and the situations that occur as a result.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the book and note why they are examples of irony.

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