Bang the Drum Slowly Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Besides catching, which other aspect of the game does Red teach Bruce?

2. Why is Henry's decision to chew tobacco with Bruce significant?

3. What are the players doing differently as a result of discovering Bruce's illness?

4. In baseball, which does Bruce like better, hitting or catching?

5. Where are Henry, Bruce, and Sid when Henry notices that Sid knows about Bruce's condition?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are the players complaining about time, and how does Bruce respond to their complaints?

2. Why is Sid disappointed about the celebration from the night before in Chapter 16?

3. Where is Henry when he learns that Holly is having the baby, and how does it inspire him?

4. How does Goose find out about Bruce's illness?

5. How does Henry respond to Katie's threat and offer in Chapter 12?

6. What happens when Katie takes Henry, Holly, and Bruce to dinner in Chapter 10?

7. Which actions does Dutch take in an attempt to fix some of the Mammoth's problems?

8. Despite having a good season, what are some of the problems that the Mammoths are having in Chapter 9?

9. What influence does Red's coaching have on the team?

10. Which reasons does Henry have for rejecting Katie's offer again, and what causes the detectives to visit Henry's room later at a celebration?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

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.

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