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
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
Compare the town of Hadleyburg before the the stranger arrived with the money to the town of Hadleyburg after Mr. and Mrs. Richards' pass away. How did the stranger affect the following areas of Hadleyburg life:
1) The public's trust of their superiors.
2) The town's identity.
3) The town's attitude to outsiders.
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