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. What duty of Birk's does Marianne take over that makes a huge difference at the Co-Op?

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

3. What Charlotte Bronte words become a motto to Marianne?

4. What has been happening to Marianne since her father's death?

5. What does Abelove have to swallow his pride to do for the Co-Op?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Abelove upset that Marianne accepts a ride from Hewie Miner to take her to her grandmother's funeral?

3. At what kind of place is Judd as he heads to the Fourth of July celebration in 1993?

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

5. What is the nightmare about that awakens a terrified Patrick just fifteen days before his plan to confront Zach Lundt?

6. What is the difference between the relationship that Patrick has with Marianne and the one he has with Judd?

7. Why does Marianne leave Penelope Hagstrom's?

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

9. Why does Marianne run away from the Green Isle Co-Op without a word to anyone?

10. What does Dr. Whittaker West do for Marianne that makes her very grateful?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain what sending Marianne away to live with a cousin they hardly knew was supposed to accomplish. After reading the entire story, does it accomplish that? If not, why not?

Essay Topic 2

Have the students write an essay about Michael Mulvaney's relationship with his own father and how that might have impacted the kind of father he was.

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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