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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. Where do the two of them go out at night?
2. What does the doctor say about Kathleen?
3. What is Kathleen doing?
4. What happens If he forgets to do this?
5. To whom does the protagonist tell this story?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the doctor say about Kathleen?
2. What would happen if the protagonist did not do what the teacher told him to do?
3. What does Kathleen ask the protagonist? What is his response?
4. What do the doctor and the protagonist say about the river?
5. Why does Kathleen begin to cry?
6. How has this traumatic experience affected the girl?
7. Where can Kathleen not reach the protagonist? How does she deal with this?
8. What is Kathleen's response to this story?
9. What does the protagonist realize he wants to do? How does the girl react?
10. Describe the protagonist's story about his teacher.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The protagonist believes survivors are pretending.
Part 1) At what are they pretending?
Part 2) Why does he believe they are pretending?
Part 3) Is he ever able to stop pretending? Why or why not?
Part 4) How is this related to his thoughts about saints?
Essay Topic 2
The doctor knows the protagonist does not care about life.
Part 1) How does he know this? What is the protagonist's reaction? Why does he react this way?
Part 2) Why can the doctor not understand the protagonist's depression?
Part 3) With what is the doctor concerned? Should that be his only concern? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The main character thinks more about death than life.
Part 1) How does this affect his relationship with others?
Part 2) What would his grandmother think about this? Use the text to support your response.
Part 3) Based on this story, how does the author believe one can change and enjoy life?
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