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 does Son never ask Rose about?

2. What physical ailment does Rose begin to experience after her wedding?

3. What emotionally wounds Rose and Angie one day?

4. How does Rose think she will know if she should get married or become a nun?

5. What does Rose never ask Son about?

Short Essay Questions

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

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 do Rose and Angie not think they will have to help Beatrice with her plan?

4. Who was the girl named Cecilia that Son got his tattoo for?

5. What is the Hotel Louisa and how does it become a home for unwed mothers?

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

7. Why does Rose feel so much anxiety being married to Thomas?

8. What goal did Beatrice accomplish by having her babies at the home?

9. How is Rose different from the other girls living at St. Elizabeth's?

10. What is the unspoken rule between Rose and Son?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the role of women in Ireland in the mid-20th century when the women in the novel are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the ongoing conflict between Rose and Son. What are the main sources of the conflicts? Why does it perpetuate? Why can Rose not bear any close attachments, especially her marriage to Son?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses several instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of foreshadowing.

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