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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many days after Cecilia's birth does Rose return to her kitchen job?
2. How old is Sissy in this chapter?
3. What feeling does Sissy have as Thomas leaves?
4. What does Sissy begin to notice as she grows older?
5. What has Sissy grown tired of?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
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?
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