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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Loretta steal during the riots?
2. Who is Miss Oates?
3. What is Maureen beginning to be able to do in Chapter 7 of the second book?
4. What does Maureen want to do to Jim?
5. Who offers Jules a ride while he is meandering the streets?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the main themes of the novel is poverty. What role does poverty play in the lives of the characters? What situations might have been avoided if it were not for their poverty-stricken lifestyle? How did poverty affect the relationships between the main characters? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Books one and two both end with a catastrophic event for one of the main characters. Why do you think that the author decided to structure the novel this way? What are the benefits of creating such a structure? What are the drawbacks? What are some other ways in which the author might have chosen to structure the novel? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Several of the women in the novel turn to prostitution as a means for generating income. Why do you think this is so? Were there any other options for low-income women who wanted to better their situation? If so, what were they? If there were other options, why did they choose prostitution over the other options? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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