Where the Lilies Bloom Test | Mid-Book 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 does Romey daydream about buying with the money from wildcrafting?

2. Why is Mary putting off the trip to the store?

3. In the midst of the breakdown, who is attacked by hornets?

4. In Chapter 7, Mary Call contemplates what for the first time in the novel?

5. At the beginning of Chapter 3, how much money does the Luther family have in their money box?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is revealed in Chapter 4 about what Mary Call plans to do if their father dies? Explain how it is revealed.

2. What characteristics does Mary have that are probably the reasons why her father has left her in charge?

3. Who is the first person to show up after Roy Luther's death, and how does Mary Call put this person off?

4. In what ways is wildcrafting more difficult than the Luthers thought?

5. Why does Ima Dean throw out the candy Mrs. Connell gave them?

6. One of Mary Call's promises to her father has to do with charity. How is Mary Call similar to her father in this view?

7. Why do you think Mary Call dreams about marrying Kiser Pease?

8. Why do you think Devola is silent when she learns of her father's death?

9. What are the promises that Mary Call makes to her father?

10. What does Mrs. Connell tell the children about their father? Do you think Mary Call agrees?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain what spring symbolizes for Mary Call after a long, rough winter and life in general. How does it give her strength to think about her hopes for the future?

Essay Topic 2

Why is Mary Call both sad and proud when Romey, at age 10, goes out into the fields and acts like a man of the house? Explore their relationship to their father in your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the relationship between Mary Call and Kiser Pease. How does it evolve throughout the novel?

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