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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 did Nancy Hewitt have a spoonful of in her veins?

2. What does Mr. Richards want to do with the money?

3. Who does Mrs. Richards say her husband is free of?

4. Where does Mr. Richards meet Mr. Cox?

5. What does Mr. Richards say he and is wife should remember?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mr. Richards confess to Burgess?

2. Why does Mr. Richards say he did not speak up in defense of Burgess?

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

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

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

6. Why can the boy not stop the mail?

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

8. What does the stranger write in his letter to Mr. Richards?

9. Why is Mrs. Richards angry at her husband?

10. What does the stranger's second note say?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Choose one of the following and discuss how it affects the tone of the novel and helps to express character and theme:

Setting

Point of view

Structure

Language

Essay Topic 3

Why does Mark Twain uses a fictional town as his setting? How would he have to change the story if he used a real town? How does Twain use his setting to communicate character and theme?

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