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Mid-Book 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 of the following do the reporters not make a picture of?

2. What does Mrs. Richards say she has been all her life?

3. Which of the following words best describes Pinkerton?

4. Where should the candidates appear at 8:00 in the evening on Friday?

5. Why can't the Wilcox's kittens be dead?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the Richardses think about during the night?

2. What same conclusion do Mr. Cox and Mr. Richards come to?

3. What does a man say is the difference between Wilson's and Billson's notes?

4. What kindness does Mr. Richards decide he must have performed for Goodson?

5. How does Wilson get everyone on his side?

6. Why do the Richardses become paranoid about church sermons?

7. In what way does the author present Halliday as the only honest character in the story?

8. How does Edward prove himself not as honest as what he would have his wife to believe?

9. What is Hadleyburg's reputation?

10. What does Burgess write in his note to Mr. Richards?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare Mr. Richards' character to the person he was at the beginning to the person he is at the end of the book.

1) What did Mr. Richards hope to achieve at the beginning of the book?

2) What events change Mr. Richards' ideas about life?

3) How has Mr. Richards' character changed by the end of the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the values of the 1900s.

In what ways are the characters a product of their time?

How does the book express the changes America was going through at the time?

What values does modern society share with 1900s America?

Essay Topic 3

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the time period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?

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