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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 is Adam's girlfriend letting him have their daughter for a year?
2. How much will Helen win in the bet regarding not hooking up with Adam?
3. What does Claire decide regarding her marriage?
4. What does Claire ask James if he brought with him?
5. Who tells Adam that Claire is going back to James?
Short Essay Questions
1. What will guide Claire's ultimate choice in a man?
2. Why does Helen break out in laughter when she sees Claire and Adam together?
3. What do Claire's mother and sister do to help bolster her confidence prior to her call with James?
4. What living arrangements and custody agreement do Claire and James agree to?
5. How does James undermine Claire's decision to return to him?
6. What does James declare to Claire when he returns to her parents' home?
7. What does Claire learn about James from her friend, Judy?
8. What makes Claire cry after her meeting with James?
9. What does James reveal to Claire about why he really left her?
10. What does Claire think about as she anticipates James' upcoming telephone call?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast James and Adam. Both men want influence over Claire but have their hold on her in very different ways. Why are their differences classic examples of conflict in drama? What other similarities and dissimilarities are there between the two characters?
Essay Topic 2
Betrayal seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of betrayal? Why does it have such a prevalent place in Claire's life? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.
Essay Topic 3
Create a character study of Adam. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Adam?
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