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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Philip is concerned about his ____.
2. Who comments about rubbing alcohol?
3. The woman is said to be very ______.
4. Who sends Philip off to war?
5. Philip denies receiving ______.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Symbolism is an important part of a story, often giving clues to the reader. What are the ways in which Ephron uses symbolism in this story? Give examples of blatant symbolism and more subtle symbolism. Compare and contrast the symbolism used in Ephron's book and a story written by a famous author.
Essay Topic 2
The story allows for a substantial use of flashback. Discuss the use of flashback in the storytelling process. Does each character give enough information to make the story relatable? Do you like the use of flashbacks? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Philip has flashbacks about his time at war, including the death of his comrades as well as being in captivity. Write an essay explaining Philip's violent and traumatic experiences. Why was Philip captured? Why does he feel guilty about the deaths of his men? How did the experience change Philip? Do you think Philip could have overcome his traumas? Explain.
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