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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. Why does Mclean become defensive of Opal with her father?
2. What impresses Mclean most about the dinner?
3. What does Mclean offer to do if her mother will drop the legal action?
4. Whom does Gus begin to date?
5. Who is Mclean's little stepsister?
Short Essay Questions
1. How are Mcean's relationships with her parents and David making her feel more content now?
2. How is this trip to the beach different from other trips there for Mclean and her mother?
3. What is different about this new place for Mclean and her father that typically doesn't happen?
4. Where does Mclean go after she leaves the beach house and who does she call to comfort her?
5. What does Mclean offer to do in exchange for her mother dropping the new custody arrangement?
6. What are Mclean's evolving thoughts about what home really is as she and her parents talk about the future?
7. What options does Mclean have regarding her father's move to Hawaii?
8. Why do Mclean and Deb especially enjoy going to Riley's house for dinner?
9. What is unusual about Mclean's seeing her mother on TV when David and his father are over watching the game?
10. What do her friends confront Mclean about that makes her run from the restaurant where she had been helping with the model?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the greatest lesson Mclean learns from Dave? Is it that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Mclean always recall about her feelings about Dave during her time in Lakeview?
Essay Topic 2
Describe Mclean's relationship with her mother. How does she feel about her even though she has made her life difficult at times? Is the relationship especially difficult because of Mclean's mother's infidelity and the subsequent divorce? How does Mclean's kindness and forgiveness help define their important bond?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
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