The Mirror Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Marlys Millhiser
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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. Who is Sophie?

2. What does Corbin give Thora K as a gift in Part 1 Chapter 8?

3. Who is assassinated in Part 1 Chapter 19?

4. When Shay wakes up in Part 1 Chapter 3, what do people call her?

5. How long does Shay's daughter live for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Corbin's cabin and Thora, who Shay meets at the cabin.

2. What happens when Shay gives birth in Part I Chapter 19?

3. What does the reader learn of the history of the mirror in Backward?

4. How is the news of Brandy's body's pregnancy received?

5. What does Shay decide to write down in Part I Chapter 14?

6. What do people think of Brandy in Part I Chapter 6?

7. Who is Grandma Bran, and how does she react when she sees the mirror in Part I Chapter 1?

8. What does Shay wonder about women in Part I Chapter 17?

9. Who is Lon Maddon?

10. What does Thora share of Corbin's family background in Part I Chapter 12?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motif of family in the novel "The Mirror". Describe the families of Shay and Brandy. Is family important to the protagonists? How do they cope with being separated from their families?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and interpret the character Shay. What are her defining character traits? What is her role in the story? What struggles or obstacles does she face throughout the novel? Does she grow as a character? If so, how?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the historical context of the novel "The Mirror". What major historical events take place during the time period in which this novel is set? How do these real events affect the characters?

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