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. Why is Mother Corinne angry when Son, Rose and Sissy move into the farmhouse?

2. How old is Son in this chapter?

3. Who does Sissy think will become the next cook at St. Elizabeth's?

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

5. What does Thomas offer to send to Sissy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sissy think Son is trying to hide during the conversations with Thomas?

2. How have the driving lessons provides some hope for a better relationship between Sissy and Rose?

3. Why does it never occur to Sissy that Thomas could be her biological father?

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

5. When did Sissy learn that she was not adopted?

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

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

8. What does Sissy realize about her mother when they are driving in the car?

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

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

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

What is the overall setting setting for the novel? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Patchett choose to use these places in the novel?

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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