Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Henry typically sell insurance to?
2. What decision does Henry make about Bruce's illness in Chapter 2?
3. What causes Henry to think that Bruce's father knows about his condition?
4. Which reference does Henry make in order to convince Bruce that he is not stupid?
5. What causes Dutch to agree to the clause that Henry insists on including in his contract?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Bruce's condition causing him to think about things differently in Chapter 4?
2. How does Dutch finally discover the truth about Bruce's condition in Chapter 14?
3. What is Tegwar?
4. How is the team doing with the new coaching and awareness of Bruce's condition?
5. What plans for the book does Henry discuss in Chapter 6?
6. What happens when Katie takes Henry, Holly, and Bruce to dinner in Chapter 10?
7. Who selects the flowers to send to the funeral for Bruce's mother, and why?
8. Which question does Dutch repeatedly ask Bruce, and why?
9. Who is Katie and why does she call Henry?
10. Why is the doctor delayed at getting to Bruce in Chapter 11, and how does Henry find out that Horse also knows about Bruce's condition?
Discuss the contrast in subject matter and tone of Henry's narrative in Chapter 1 as the main characters are introduced. Also, provide an analysis of how the serious storyline is presented through the lighter thought process of Henry.
Bruce's illness demonstrates how a crisis can often bring out the best in even the most unlikely characters.
1) Describe the reaction of the other players on the team to Bruce's illness.
2) Explain which characters change the most and why the change could be considered surprising.
3) Analyze how a tragic situation can bring out the best in people in life.
Explain the reasons for why the popularity of Bang the Drum Slowly has been maintained for a number of decades, how the main themes of the book can be applied to people universally, and the effect that the book might have had on the game of baseball.
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