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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How deep is the frog pool?
2. Doc tells the waitress that he needs the answer to #122 for _______________________________.
3. Why do Henri's girlfriends eventually leave him?
4. What does Doc think about the boys?
5. Where does Henri the Painter live in actuality?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What does Doc discover about truth on his walking trip from Indiana to Florida during his college days? Why do you think people do not want to believe Doc's real reasons for walking? Why does Doc need to fabricate a story about his journey? Why does Steinbeck call truth a dangerous mistress?
Essay Topic 2
Mack and the boys are forced to be very resourceful. Give some examples of behaviors exhibited by Mack and the boys that indicate they know how to get what they need in spite of their obvious lack of typical resources. Would you say Mack and the boys are creative? Or do they simply use people to avoid work? Do you think you could be friends with Mack and the boys? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Steinbeck populates Cannery Row with several eccentric characters. Who are the eccentrics in the novel? What makes them eccentric? Do you have a favorite eccentric in the book? Why? What makes him/her so appealing to you?
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