The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg Test | 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. What does Mrs. Richards say her husband has never uttered?

2. Why can Mr. Richards not tell his wife how he helped Goodson?

3. What does Mr. Cox's boss say Mr. Cox should not ship until he tells him?

4. Who does Mrs. Richard call Mr. Richards' friend?

5. What kind of fit does Mrs. Richards fall into as she feels the sack?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the stranger say he can make the coins worth their face value in gold?

2. What does the stranger do the next morning?

3. How does Mrs. Richards react when she realizes what is in the sack?

4. How can the town identify the man?

5. How does a minor citizen make everyone in the town hall erupt with laughter?

6. Why does Harkness want to buy the sack from the stranger?

7. What is Hadleyburg's reputation?

8. What does Mrs. Richards learn about the stranger?

9. What does the Reverend tell the town before they proceed with opening the notes?

10. What do the Richardses decide is the best way to identify the rightful owner of the money?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mark Twain's novels and stories greatly influenced modern American literature. Choose a book that you think was influenced by The Man That Corrupted HAdleyburg and discuss its similarities with the novel in terms of the following:

Plot

Character

Themes.

Essay Topic 2

THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG is a novella. What are the differences between a novella and a novel in terms of the following:

Language

Character

Structure

Essay Topic 3

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?

(see the answer keys)

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