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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How were A and her son able to reconcile?
2. According to B, what is the best time of life?
3. How did A's husband behave after A broke her back?
4. According to A, how long has she been alone, since her husband died?
5. What happened to A's mother as she got older?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A tells her son of a premonition she had about her death. What are the most important details in this premonition? What is the significance of A's hand being cold when the son takes it? Why does A repeat this fact over and over? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Sis is an archetype of the sibling rival. In what ways was A jealous of Sis, or competing with her? What qualities did A have which Sis didn't? How did A feel about the qualities she possessed that Sis didn't? How did their parents treat A and Sis? Was there any difference? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
C cannot understand why she marries her husband, after B's description of him. What qualities do you think C would value in a husband? Why does she have trouble understanding why she marries her husband? What reason does A give for why she married her husband? How does C feel about those reasons? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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