The Patron Saint of Liars Test | Final 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 is the name of the girl waiting to see Mother Corinne?

2. What is the car that Rose drove all the way from California?

3. Son tells Sissy that he and Thomas talked about ______________ while on the back porch.

4. How much does Mother Corinne pay Rose to work in the kitchen?

5. Where is Rose the morning after she receives the letter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the nature of the relationship between Sissy and Rose at this point in time?

2. What perspective does Sissy take on people leaving after Thomas is gone?

3. How does Son's girlfriend, Cecilia, die, and why does he feel such guilt about it?

4. How does Son's injury make Sissy even more resentful of her mother's distant behavior?

5. What does Rose do after the family moves into the farmhouse?

6. What is the relationship between Sissy and the girls at the home, one girl in particular?

7. What does Son keep the same at St. Elizabeth's even though with his inheritance, he now has the authority to change?

8. What problem does Sissy have now that she is about the same age as the girls coming to St. Elizabeth's?

9. What is the reason that Rose stays so distant from Sissy?

10. How do Sissy and Son view Thomas' visit so differently?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a character study of Thomas. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Thomas?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of lying. Identify at least two characters who either embody or experience lying and then cite an example to support your answers.

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