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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?



Essay Topics

In literature, actual events are sometimes referenced in order to make the story seem more realistic.

1) Explain three examples of real events that are mentioned in the book.

2) Describe how the technical side of baseball is included in the book, and how you think baseball fans and people who do not know as much about the game would respond to it.

3) Analyze the literary reasons for real events in a fictional story.

Compare and contrast the characters of Henry and Katie, their intentions, the influence they both have on Bruce, and their opposition to each other in the book.

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.

(see the answer keys)

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