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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. How many years has Henry been playing baseball when the book begins?
2. What is Henry thinking about at the end of Chapter 3?
3. What does Henry label the doctors after hearing about Bruce's condition?
4. How long does Holly stay in Chapter 4?
5. What happens to Bruce after he surrenders in the War?
Short Essay Questions
1. Which activities is Henry doing while he waits for his contract negotiations in Chapter 5?
2. What caused Bruce to join and leave World War II?
3. Who is Katie and why does she call Henry?
4. What description does Henry give for the small town country life of Mill, GA?
5. How does Henry respond to the information that the doctors are telling him at the end of Chapter 1?
6. Why does Henry leave a game of Tegwar in Chapter 8?
7. Why does Bruce call Henry in Chapter 1?
8. How did Bruce start playing for the Mammoths?
9. What is Henry reminded of when Holly visits in Chapter 4?
10. How do Henry and Bruce respond to the contracts they receive in Chapter 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The concept of time is a theme of the book that has the ability to connect with readers on multiple levels.
1) Describe three of the references to time in the book along with their context.
2) Explain how time is unintentionally taken for granted by some people.
3) Analyze the concept of time for Bruce and the characters around him.
Essay Topic 2
Chronicle Bruce's life as it is outlined in the book, including the events he details and the change in perspective that he has because of his condition.
Essay Topic 3
Loyalty is a main theme in Bang the Drum Slowly.
1) Explain why loyalty is a strong theme for fictional literature.
2) Describe three examples of how Henry's loyalty for Bruce is displayed in the book.
3) Analyze the importance of loyalty, how it is earned, and what it represents for people.
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