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?
Bang the Drum Slowly ends with Henry's decision to live life with new priorities.
1) Describe the changes that have taken place in Henry throughout the book.
2) Explain how Bruce has caused Henry to understand which things are really important in his life.
3) Analyze the new outlook that Henry has on life and the future.
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.
Analyze the relevance of perception vs. reality in the book by describing the reputation of three characters, how those characters would like to be perceived, and when/if the perception of a person is important in reality.
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