The Patron Saint of Liars Test | Mid-Book 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 do the St. Vincent de Paul Society women do for the girls?

2. What does Son never ask Rose about?

3. Why does Beatrice plan to have her babies at the home?

4. How long is the drive to Owensboro?

5. Who is Rose's roommate at St. Elizabeth's?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author show Rose's true selfish nature in this chapter?

2. What does Rose learn about what happens to a girl once she has had her baby and how does this add to the shame overshadowing the home?

3. Why does Rose feel guilty when her mother gets married soon after Rose is married?

4. Describe Rose and the role that religion plays in her life.

5. What job assignment does Rose get at the home and how does she work to improve it?

6. What did Rose think a sign from God would guide her to someday?

7. What labor and delivery plan does Beatrice divulge to Angie and Rose?

8. What goes through Rose's mind as she drives from California to Kentucky?

9. How does Son alter his tattoo to accommodate Rose's baby?

10. Where is Rose headed to and what drives her decision?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Thomas and Son. Both men have been a big part of Rose's life but have their hold on her in very different ways. Why are their differences classic examples of conflict in drama? What other similarities and dissimilarities are there between the two characters?

Essay Topic 3

Abandonment seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of abandonment? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the lives of the characters? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

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