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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sitting with Basie, waiting for Oscar to finish physical therapy, Christina knows Oscar considers Basie as what?

2. According to Harry, why does Judge Crease give reporters the headline, "EVERY DOG ENTITLED TO ONE BITE, SAYS JUDGE?"

3. When does Jonathan Livingston change his name to Constantine Kiester?

4. How do Harry and Christina find Oscar trapped?

5. Why does James B. file a suit?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the complaint that is filed by Oscar?

2. What connection is made between Lily and the law clerk?

3. What has happened because of Spot's death?

4. What does Oscar plan to do with his play?

5. Why do Christina and Lily find Oscar staring blankly in the library?

6. What are the connections between the play and the movie?

7. What are Oscar's plans for his play?

8. What does Oscar do when he is served a subpoena? What does Christina think about this?

9. Why does Oscar want Christina to see the television?

10. Why does Oscar demand a subpoena of Kiester's records?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Oscar and Christina revert to childhood at the end of the novel.

Part 1) Are you surprised by this? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does this behavior reflect the personalities of these characters?

Part 3) Why does the author end the story this way? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Food is a minor theme.

Part 1) How is this a theme? What is the purpose of this theme?

Part 2) How does this connection with food reflect American society?

Part 3) How does food and one's belief in the purpose of food affect the characters? How does it affect people today?

Essay Topic 3

Harry dies.

Part 1) How does Harry die? Is his death foreshadowed? Explain.

Part 2) How does his death affect the other characters? Why does it affect them this way?

Part 3) What is the purpose of Harry's death? Why would the author have him die?

Part 4) Compare and contrast aspects of Harry's life and death to that of Judge Crease's.

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