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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 Michael's response when Merry e-mails him to invite him for dinner?
2. What nervous habit does Merry have when she is upset?
3. What does Merry eat when she comes to see Lulu early in the morning?
4. What is the name given to the cadaver in Lulu's anatomy class?
5. In Chapter 22, Drew harps on Merry to ____________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Lulu dislike celebrating her birthday and what unsettling gift does Merry give her this year?
2. Why is Merry unhappy in her job as a victim's advocate?
3. Why is Lulu unable to help Merry who is in a highly emotional state regarding their father's release from prison?
4. Why do Lulu and Merry never get a good reason for Joey's behavior so many years ago?
5. How is Merry's life a series of conflicts based on how responsibly she interacts with her clients while her own personal life is a mess?
6. Why does Merry have to visit her father in prison by herself?
7. What questions is Cassandra badgering Lulu about since she began therapy?
8. What positive input does Merry have from Jesse regarding how she helped him and how he wants to help her?
9. What impact do the lies that Lulu forces Merry to tell about their lives have on Merry's life?
10. What does Lulu find out when she finally arrives at the courthouse?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author used more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.
Essay Topic 2
THE MURDERER'S DAUGHTERS is a classic example of a coming-of-age story. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?
Essay Topic 3
Randy Susan Meyers is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, and briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.
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