Running in the Family Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 112 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Running in the Family Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 112 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 was the name of the school nurse who was in charge of Michael and the other boys his age?

2. Who was David Grenier's wife?

3. What was Mervyn's rank in the Ceylon Light Infantry when Michael was born?

4. Why was Doris put in Spittel's Nursing Home?

5. During the war, where did Lalla open up a boarding house?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Mervyn nearly kill his three older children?

2. Why did Lalla come to Kuttapitiya when Michael and his family lived there?

3. Why couldn't Mervyn stand Lalla?

4. Why was it thought that Rene de Saram's husband was the victim of someone's charm?

5. How did Michael get a bath when he was five and attending a boarding school?

6. What did Lalla do when Shelton de Saram broke their engagement?

7. How did Michael describe the only picture he had of his parents together?

8. What did Doris love about Mervyn, even after the divorce?

9. Where did Doris work after the divorce?

10. What was Michael's Aunt Dolly like?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how and why Michael decided to visit Ceylon.

Essay Topic 2

Michael wrote that his life was shaped by what went on before him. Discuss why Michael believed his life was shaped by what went on before him.

Essay Topic 3

Michael's siblings remembered the days before their parents divorced. Discuss the memories of Christopher, Janet, and Gillian and how those memories affected them.

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