84, Charing Cross Road Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Helene Hanff
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Cruikshank, Rackham and Spy are all English ______________.

2. What does Helene relay to Maxine that her mother is sending her?

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the things Helene wants Maxine to write her about?

4. What is the only thing Maxine has trouble getting in London because of the rations?

5. What does Nora hope Helene can come to England for?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Helene Hanff was surprised by how well her book of letters was received, claiming it was just a little book of "business correspondence." Do you think this is how she really felt about it? Why or why not? Support your answer fully.

Essay Topic 2

Cecily and the rest of the bookstore employees are intrigued about Helene. Discuss what ideas they have about Helene and if their images of her are correct.

Essay Topic 3

Helene concludes that she goes through life "watching the English language being raped before me face." What does she mean by this and why does she use a literary reference to Edward Arlington Robinson?

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