Being There 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 does EE make of Chance's reluctance to receive her advances?

2. What does the President think of Chance after hearing him speak?

3. What dissuades Grunmann from this initial conclusion about Chance?

4. Where does Chance's secretary tell Chance she has seen his photographs the next morning?

5. What was Chance watching on TV when the inspectors arrived?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does EE try to protect Chauncey from the press?

2. What does EE find herself thinking about more and more as she flies back to New York from Denver?

3. What was one of Grunmann's concerns about what Gardiner might be up to? Why is it discounted?

4. EE expresses her love to Chance in Chapter 5. What are EE's reasons for being so attracted to Chance?

5. What is Skrapinov told about Gardiner's political agenda?

6. In Chapter 4, what does Benjamin Rand say to indicate that he thinks Chance is a very smart man?

7. At this point in Chapter 6, the President is frustrated that none of the top government agencies can find information about a wealthy man living in New York City. What are his thoughts before he turns on the TV and falls asleep?

8. In what way does the President incorporate Chance's words on gardening into his speech at the Financial Institute?

9. In what way does Chance inadvertently stun the journalists interviewing him after the U.N. gala?

10. What does Chance say to both a man at the dinner party and to EE when they each make sexual advances towards him? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are two sexually explicit scenes in the book. Do you believe that those scenes belonged in the story or could they have been deleted? Why do you think the author wanted to include those parts in the story? What light do those scenes bring to the story to flesh out Chance's character?

Essay Topic 2

In light of Mr. Franklin's not remembering who Chauncey is, what does this say about first impressions? How could this relate to racial profiling in a way? What could it be that made Chance so unmemorable then and such a media darling later in the book? Support your statements with scenes from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Chance's character is written as though he thinks, reacts and speaks like a child.

Find statements or dialogue in the book to support this statement. Then refute the statement showing why Chance is actually a wise person only giving people what they want to be given.

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