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 Topic 1
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 2
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:
Essay Topic 3
Aside from the main character examine the way the author uses the other characters in the book. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?
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