Free Study Guide: The Cider House Rules by John Irving

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ANSWER KEY

1.) c

2.) d

3.) c

4.) d

5.) b

6.) c

7.) a

8.) c

9.) d

10.) b

11.) b

12.) a

13.) d

14.) a

15.) b


DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1. How are Melony and Candy different? How are they the same? Why does Irving portray almost all of the women in this novel as strong, smart, and willful? .........


............8. Why does Homer feel horror when he realizes that Olive loves him?


ESSAY TOPICS / BOOK REPORT IDEAS

1. Dr. Larch holds many strong convictions and follows his own set of rules. What are Larch’s beliefs toward abortion? What are his beliefs toward orphans and how they think and act and what they need? How does he justify his convictions? .........

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