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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. In Chapter 26, where does Cadence notice that Gat has a mole?
2. At the end of Chapter 27, where is Cadence to be in an hour?
3. In Chapter 29, who does Carrie says wakes with nightmares?
4. In Chapter 17, what does Cadence's mother display in the dining room?
5. In Chapter 20, how long is Cadence going to be able to spend at Beechwood?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 12, what does Cadence say about her accident?
2. In Chapter 8, what do Gat and Cadence believe about God?
3. In Chapter 10, what story does Cadence's grandfather retell?
4. In Chapter 23, what is different about Clairmont?
5. In Chapter 1, how does Cadence describe the Sinclairs?
6. In Chapter 36, how does Cadence say that she spent her time when her dad went to the Colosseum?
7. In Chapter 27, how is Cadence's room at Windemere described?
8. When Taft calls Cadence in Chapter 22, what does he want to do when Cadence comes and what does Cadence tell him?
9. How does Cadence describe her Aunt Bess in Chapter 24?
10. In Chapter 5, when did Cadence and Gat start spending time together?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Cadence sees Johnny and Gat jump from some rocks, and she decides to do the same to show them how brave she is. Is Cadence brave when she jumps from the rocks? Was Cadence brave when she decided to burn down Clairmont? In what way are Cadence’s actions cowardly rather than brave?
Essay Topic 2
Cadence begins to dislike her family’s view of materialism. How does the phrase “Whoever dies with the most stuff wins,” (46) describe the Sinclair view of possessions? How does Cadence begin to feel about possessions? What is communicated about materialism through Cadence’s actions and the things her family surrounds themselves with?
Essay Topic 3
The Sinclairs all have their own private ways of dealing with grief. What are the family grieving for? How is their grief for Tipper and for the cousins and Gat different? How do the various characters—Cadence, her aunts, her grandfather, and her younger cousins—deal with grief? Is the way that they are coping healthy or unhealthy?
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