We Were the Mulvaneys Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Where does Patrick expect to capture Zachary Lundt?

2. What kind of day is it when they dispose of Michael's ashes?

3. What does Patrick suddenly remember as he drives with Zachary?

4. What does Abelove say that makes Marianne cry more?

5. How many hours does Marianne work at the Co-Op a week?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Corrine react to Judd's moving away from home?

2. How does Patrick explain to Judd the reason he doesn't want to see their parents?

3. What bothers Judd the most after his father's death when they go to scatter his ashes?

4. What makes Patrick decide to let Zach live?

5. Why does Marianne leave Penelope Hagstrom's?

6. What happens after Michael Sr. files for bankruptcy?

7. 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?

8. Why, after Marianne admits she is in love with Abelove, doesn't she want to accept his proposal?

9. At what kind of place in her life is Corrine as she plans for the Fourth of July celebration in 1993?

10. What happens when Judd tries to protect his mother from his father's abuse?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the reaction of the family to the trauma of Marianne's rape and the changes they all underwent because of it. Are the actions of the people in town avoiding them part of what causes those changes, or are the changes part of what causes the people in town to avoid them? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Have the students consider Marianne's reaction to the gray animal hit by the car and why she reacted the way she did. It was more than her love for animals. There is a name for it, though the medical profession was just beginning to understand it at the time this story took place. Explain what happened.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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