We Were the Mulvaneys Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Corrine's antiques?

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

3. Where does Marianne go after leaving the Co-Op?

4. What does Abelove tell everyone at the Co-Op after they discover Marianne is gone?

5. What does Corrine say after they scatter her husband's ashes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

In what way is Mike Jr.'s leaving different from the way Michael Sr. left his family when he was a teen? In what ways is it the same?

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