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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Nadine's situation when Jules sees her again?
2. What does Jules encourage Maureen to do when he visits her in Dearborn?
3. Who is Mort?
4. Where does Maureen write her letters?
5. Who does Jules encounter after breaking the windows?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Nadine's character is a very important one, in terms of how she affects Jules. What is the point of Nadine's character? What point is the author trying to convey through Nadine? What does the reader learn about Jules' character from his interactions with Nadine? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
The poverty-stricken and violent lifestyle endured by Loretta, as a child, continues on to her own children. Why is the cycle perpetuated with her own children? Is there anything she could have done differently do break this cycle? What was Loretta's childhood like? How did the cycle begin? Do you think Maureen will be able to break this cycle with her own child(ren)? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
One of the literary techniques employed by the author is that of switching viewpoints between the characters. How effective is this technique? Why? What does it help to accomplish? Is there another, more effective way to accomplish the same result? If so, what is it? Did you like this style of writing? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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