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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. Who does Gummy Larson send to see Adam in Chapter 8?

2. How do Adam, Anne and Jack spend the evening?

3. Why is Anne depressed?

4. Where does Jack spend a weekend with Adam and Anne?

5. How did Judge Irwin get Mortimer L. Littlepaugh's job?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of good vs. evil in the novel. Who/what represents good? Who/what represents evil? How do they co-exist or do they? What is the final confrontation?

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 2, Willie is branded as a nigger lover. Explain what this term means. Why was it "acceptable" to use in 1922 and not tolerated at all today? Has society matured? Are people more sensitive? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the childhoods of Willie Stark and Jack Burden. How did Willie's life of hard work growing up on a farm make him the person he became? Would Willie have been different had he not entered politics? How did growing up relatively privileged affect Jack?

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