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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. What reaction did James expect Claire to have about his new girlfriend?
2. What does Claire do that upsets James when he comes over to her parents' home?
3. What news does James deliver to Claire via a phone call?
4. What does Claire decide regarding her marriage?
5. What does Claire ask for regarding Kate?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does James reveal to Claire about why he really left her?
2. What does Claire learn about James' true feelings for her from James' business partner, George?
3. What news does James reveal to Claire at the restaurant?
4. Describe the scenario when Claire confronts James and ends their marriage.
5. How does Claire's fluctuating self esteem have her second-guessing herself as a person?
6. Why does Helen break out in laughter when she sees Claire and Adam together?
7. What do Claire's mother and sister do to help bolster her confidence prior to her call with James?
8. What does Adam share about his ex-girlfriend and daughter?
9. Why can Laura not give Claire any advice before Claire's call with James?
10. Why is Adam unhappy about Claire's decision to return to James?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Project into the future ten years after the end of the novel and write a brief synopsis for Claire's life. Will Adam still be such a powerful presence in her life? What kind of child is Kate? What role does James play in Claire and Kate's lives? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Create a character study of Claire. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Claire?
Essay Topic 3
Loss is an important theme in WATERMELON. Can you cite an example to support this theme? Name two other themes and cite examples to support your answer.
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