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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. How did Mclean's parents know where she was when she left the beach house?
2. What is Katherine's response when Mclean confronts her for the choices she has made?
3. Why does Mclean's mother call her in Chapter 9?
4. What does Mclean learn about why David never showed up at the hotel?
5. Where will Mclean be going instead of going to Hawaii?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Mclean's evolving thoughts about what home really is as she and her parents talk about the future?
2. How does Mclean's mother respond when Mclean confronts her on the phone about the choices her mother has made that have impacted their lives?
3. How does Gus show his commitment to making the restaurant a success?
4. Why does Mclean feel like she is being pushed out of her mother's house when she sees her things in storage and where does she go for a feeling of solidity?
5. Explain the foreshadowing used by the author when she mentions Mclean's old car?
6. What is different about this new place for Mclean and her father that typically doesn't happen?
7. How is this trip to the beach different from other trips there for Mclean and her mother?
8. What is it about the model that makes it seem so orderly according to Mclean?
9. What options does Mclean have regarding her father's move to Hawaii?
10. In what ways does Mclean begin to see her mother in a new light?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Describe Deb. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Opal's character in the novel?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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