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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 happens when Abelove finds Marianne crying in the greenhouse?
2. Why does Judd finally leave home?
3. How many hours does Marianne work at the Co-Op a week?
4. What happens to Michael Sr. in Rochester?
5. How does Judd reply when Patrick asks how their mother is taking the sale of the farm?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why, if Abelove loves Marianne, doesn't he search harder for her after she leaves?
2. Why is it so important to Marianne that her father really does ask to see her?
3. What is it that Marianne fears about people making too much of her, worrying about her, or touching her?
4. Why does Marianne leave Penelope Hagstrom's?
5. At what kind of place is Judd as he heads to the Fourth of July celebration in 1993?
6. Why, after Marianne admits she is in love with Abelove, doesn't she want to accept his proposal?
7. At what kind of place in her life is Corrine as she plans for the Fourth of July celebration in 1993?
8. What is the difference between the relationship that Patrick has with Marianne and the one he has with Judd?
9. What is the nightmare about that awakens a terrified Patrick just fifteen days before his plan to confront Zach Lundt?
10. While he waits for Zach Lundt to come out of the Cobb's Corner bar, who besides Zach Lundt does Patrick also think about shooting?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain what happens to Michael Mulvaney after his daughter is raped. Nothing seems to help him and no matter what anyone does it only seems to make him worse. Is he drinking more to numb the pain he feels? Or, is the way he feels driving him to drink? Is it really a sudden problem rising up after Marianne's rape? Explain what is happening to him and the contrast in him in the twelve-year span of his part of the story.
Essay Topic 2
Why does Patrick begin having problems with his class work? Does he really disagree with Dr. Herring or is he just being defiant? Why, after being such a good student up until that point is he assigned a new thesis adviser?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the novel, "We Were the Mulvaneys." Is it a dark novel filled with tragedy, or is it a novel of light and hope? In what ways does the novel contrast between the two?
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