The Weight of Silence Test | Final Test - Hard

Heather Gudenkauf
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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 might there be a conflict of interests with one of the deputies?

2. What does Martin plan to do later?

3. Who does not approve of Louis' plans?

4. Why is the caller upset?

5. How do the men get down the bluff?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are a couple men the police are looking into?

2. What do Martin and Fielda not allow Petra to do and what explanation do they give?

3. What do Louis' thoughts reveal about his relationship with Christine?

4. Describe Calli's dream.

5. What is Louis told about Charles Wilson?

6. What is Calli's perspective of running for help and arriving to see Louis and her mom?

7. How does Antonia react when she sees Calli come out of the woods?

8. Why does Antonia feel okay about not going in the woods after Ben?

9. What happens when Martin sees Ben by Petra?

10. What does Calli think about Mr. Wilson?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in The Weight of Silence. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of courage in The Weight of Silence. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of fear in The Weight of Silence. Consider the fear Calli has of her father, the fear Martin has for his daughter and the fear of Louis's wife for how Louis might feel about Antonia. What does Griff fear?

Essay Topic 2

Characters are an important part of what makes The Weight of Silence interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Calli. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Antonia. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Griff. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

4. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Louis. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Calli's father has a drinking problem. He is moody as a result of this. When he's not drinking, he's a wonderful father, but when he is drinking Calli tries to stay away from him. The problem each day is that she never knows when she goes downstairs whether or not he is drinking alcohol. At the end of the chapter, the reader realizes that the father doesn't believe he really is Calli's father, and he's bitter about the fact.

1. Discuss what you think constitutes a drinking problem. Talk about symptoms, duration, behavior and changes in a person. Does Griff have a drinking problem according to what you define as a drinking problem? Use examples from you own life and the text to support your answer.

2. How do you think the inconsistency of Griff's behavior affects his family's life? Do you think it would be better if he was a bad father all the time rather than just when drinking? Why or why not? Use examples from you own life and the text to support your answer.

3. Do you think believing your wife has a child by another man is cause enough for drinking or is it only an excuse? Why or why not? Use examples from you own life and the text to support your answer.

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