The Murderer's Daughters Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Randy Susan Meyers
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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 is Dr. Cohen's first name?

2. What does Mrs. Cohen tell Lulu that Lulu has?

3. What is Mrs. Cohen's first name?

4. Where does Lulu's mother send Merry during the argument?

5. What architectural structure does Merry look forward to seeing on the way to the prison?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the things that happen to Merry at the hands of bullies at the orphanage?

2. In whose care is Lulu placed after her mother's death and how does she finally manage to visit Merry in the hospital?

3. In Chapter 1, how does Joey get into the house and what do Lulu and Merry do as their parents fight?

4. Why does Merry feel obligated to visit her father in prison?

5. On Thanksgiving Day, how does Merry finally get her point across that she wants to see her father?

6. In what ways do Lulu and Merry learn lessons of abandonment early in their lives?

7. How do Joey and Celeste's passions eventually lead to murder?

8. What conflicting emotions does Merry have when Dr. Cohen takes her to the prison to see her father?

9. Why is being foster children difficult for Lulu and Merry?

10. What surprise do Lulu and Merry encounter at Grandma Zelda's funeral?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are several events of foreshadowing in THE MURDERER'S DAUGHTERS. Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 2

Explain Meyers' use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author used them where she did.

Essay Topic 3

Lulu is no stranger to hurt and pain. From what you learn about Lulu life through this book, what are her biggest sorrows and worst betrayals? How does she manage through them? How do her coping skills evidence themselves in many aspects of her life? Explain.

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