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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

Mark Twain writes the book in the third person. Why do you think the author chose to write the story in the third person? How do you think the meaning of the story would change if the author wrote it in the first person?

Essay Topic 2

Look at the structure of the novel.

How does the author use character and dialogue to drive the narrative?

Discuss elements of the narrative structure; Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?

Essay Topic 3

What is the story's premise? Why are premises so important to a story?

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