Moed Bet 2012 F Exam


  1. What did the granddaughter ask her grandmother at the beginning of the poem? (5 points)
  2. Give ONE thing the grandmother said to her granddaughter. (5 points)
  3. Explain in your own words why the granddaughter’s “eyes filled with tears”?


  1. The last lines of the poem are: “… as if /  what lay between those bedclothes / was just old life /  and not really my grandmother.”  Explain why the granddaughter  makes the distinction between “just old  life”, on one hand, and her “grandmother”, on the other hand.


  1. What can we learn about the kind of life the grandmother lives from the poem? (7 points)
  2. What can we infer about family relationships from the poem?


Summer 2012 F Exam


  1. “No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.” – Barbara De Angelis

               Explain how this quote adds to your understanding of the poem.

Moed Bet 2011 F Exam


  1. “Who are they, the people you pass by on the street, avoiding eye contact or not even seeing? They are our aging friends. They are us. They feel like invisible people, without the identity that defined them when they were younger.” – “Why older people are becoming invisible”, Oakland Tribune, June 28, 2004. How does the above quote add to your understanding of the poem Grandmother? Support your answer with examples from the poem.


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