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. What name do Henry, Bruce, and two other players use when they sing on a dinner show in Chapter 14?

2. How much money does Katie offer Henry to change Bruce's insurance policy in Chapter 12?

3. Why is Dutch not at the practice in Chapter 14?

4. What does Dutch do when he sees Piney wearing a gun belt?

5. Which insect does Dutch compare the team's season to?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Henry hesitant to change Bruce's insurance policy?

2. How is the team doing with the new coaching and awareness of Bruce's condition?

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

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

7. What causes Bruce to ask Henry to change his insurance policy?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Harris uses various techniques in the story's narration.

1) Explain the styles of dialogue that are used and how they add to the effectiveness of the narrative and the characters.

2) Describe three examples of how Henry speaks directly to the reader as if he were not a fictional character.

3) Compare Henry's narration of certain characters with his opinion of them.

4) Analyze how the line between fiction and reality is blurred in the book and why.

Essay Topic 2

Henry's opinion of Bruce changes after he discovers the seriousness of his illness.

1) Describe how Henry refers to Bruce before learning about his illness.

2) Explain the significance of Henry's reaction to the doctors when they inform him about Bruce's condition.

3) Analyze the change in the way Henry views Bruce after he understands the extent of the illness.

Essay Topic 3

Explain how the issue of intelligence is approached by Harris in the book and the message he is delivering about it. Include an analysis of the different types of intelligence and the way they are applied to specific characters.

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