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. Which baseball player is Sid being compared to?

2. According to the detective, where has Bruce been for medical treatment?

3. How does Dutch's wife learn about Bruce's condition?

4. How are the flowers selected to send to the funeral for Bruce's mother?

5. How does Bruce respond to the passing of his mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it particularly significant that Henry chews tobacco with Bruce?

2. How does Henry describe Bruce's last hit?

3. 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?

4. What is the difference in the way several players are treating Bruce since knowing about his illness?

5. Which question does Dutch repeatedly ask Bruce, and why?

6. When does Bruce leave the team to go back home?

7. What happens after a rained out game when Bruce goes to the hospital?

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

9. Who selects the flowers to send to the funeral for Bruce's mother, and why?

10. What does Dutch do when he finally discovers Bruce's condition in Chapter 14?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the use of foreshadowing in literature, by detailing three examples from Bang the Drum Slowly.

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

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.

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