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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 the coaches and their wives, who is at the meeting that Henry walks into during Chapter 14?
2. Why does Katie say she wants to go to dinner with Henry privately in Chapter 12?
3. What day is it when Chapter 14 begins?
4. How are some players singing in the shower after the meeting in Chapter 9?
5. What are the players complaining about as they look at their place in the league?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. Who selects the flowers to send to the funeral for Bruce's mother, and why?
3. What does Dutch do when he finally discovers Bruce's condition in Chapter 14?
4. Why is it particularly significant that Henry chews tobacco with Bruce?
5. What is significant about the games of Tegwar Bruce is playing in Chapter 13?
6. What surprises the announcers during a game in Chapter 17?
7. How does Henry respond to Katie's threat and offer in Chapter 12?
8. What is Bruce's reaction to the passing of his mother?
9. What causes Bruce to ask Henry to change his insurance policy?
10. What decision does Henry make about life at the end of the book?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the contrast in subject matter and tone of Henry's narrative in Chapter 1 as the main characters are introduced. Also, provide an analysis of how the serious storyline is presented through the lighter thought process of Henry.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the use of foreshadowing in literature, by detailing three examples from Bang the Drum Slowly.
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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