Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this novel. All sentences are from the novel. Figurative language includes: "evil rolls off Eva's mind like dew off a cabbage leaf - not a drop sinks in" "he's a regular hearse for blackness and sobriety" "to mend the broken threads of life and weave it again into a tissue of brightness." Onomatopoeia includes: plump! kerchunk! kerplash! c'wallop! chunk! bump! bump! bump! creechy crawchy. Allusions include: Shakespeare, Aladdin, Byron, Don Quixote.