The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Leslye Walton
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 149 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Leslye Walton
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 149 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 creatures does the narrator describe Fatima Ines de Dores keeping as pets in Chapter 2?

2. The behavioral traits that are exhibited by Henry Lavender in the novel suggest that he might suffer from what condition?

3. Why is Jack Griffith deemed unfit for combat in the military in Chapter 6?

4. In what year do Ava and Henry turn fifteen in Chapter 12?

5. How old is Ava Lavender when John Griffith undergoes a transformation and visits the bakery in his tattered bathrobe to speak to Emilienne in Chapter 10?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ava describe Marigold Pie prior to her sweets addiction in Chapter 12?

2. How does the narrator describe the death of Gabe’s mother in Chapter 7? How old is Gabe at this time?

3. What does Ava say she wishes and wonders about her mother when she was young in Chapter 4?

4. What causes Marigold Pie’s sister to send her son to live with Widow Pie in Chapter 12?

5. On what holiday does Chapter 7 begin? How does the narrator describe the relationship between Jack and Viviane at this point?

6. What was known by the community regarding the parentage of Viviane’s children, according to the narrator in Chapter 10?

7. Why does Viviane not pursue her ambitions as a stewardess in Chapter 8?

8. How does Ava describe Emilienne as a mother in Chapter 4? How is her relationship with Viviane described?

9. How does the community of Pinnacle Lane respond to the death of Connor Lavender in Chapter 3?

10. How does the dog Trouver find his way into the home on the hill at Pinnacle Lane? What does Trouver’s name mean?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss John Griffith’s transformation in Chapter 10. What trigger causes John Griffith to change? How does he change? What does John Griffith say to Emilienne when he visits the bakery in Chapter 10? How does Emilienne respond?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the setting of Seattle, Washington, in the early 1920s, and the location of Pinnacle Lane. How big is this neighborhood when Fatima Ines de Dores lives there? What do the houses look like? How does Fatima’s brother help to develop the neighborhood?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss the character of Nathaniel Sorrows in the novel. Based on Nathaniel’s diary entries, how does he feel about the strange creature he saw when he arrived at his aunt’s home? How does Nathaniel’s obsession with Ava begin? What happens to Nathaniel at the end of the story?

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