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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 do Claire and Adam go to his bedroom?
2. What does Claire learn from her meeting with James in London?
3. What does Claire's mother say is the balm that will save Claire and James' marriage?
4. What does James want to know when he calls Claire from London?
5. What is James' state of mind when he leaves Claire's parents' house?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Claire's mother and sister do to help bolster her confidence prior to her call with James?
2. What is the culmination of the evening Claire and Adam spend together at his place?
3. What is Claire's overall demeanor when James arrives at her parents' home?
4. What does Claire think about as she anticipates James' upcoming telephone call?
5. How does Claire consider Kate's needs as she tries to realign her life?
6. How does Claire respond to James' phone calls when she returns to her parents' home?
7. Why does Helen break out in laughter when she sees Claire and Adam together?
8. Where is Claire preparing to go in Chapter 21?
9. What does James reveal to Claire about why he really left her?
10. What does James declare to Claire when he returns to her parents' home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The frustration of unfulfilled affection touches several characters in the story. Name at least two characters who experience unfulfilled love and the situations that occur as a result.
Essay Topic 2
Describe the role of the family in WATERMELON. What does it mean for each of the main characters? How does the family evolve in its support of each other? How typical is this family to most Irish families living during the 1990s?
Essay Topic 3
The author uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the play and note why they are examples of irony.
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