The Dead of the House Test | Final Test - Hard

Hannah Green
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Vanessa and Grandpa Nye enjoy together as if in some Indian ritual?

2. What is the name of Vanessa's canvas jacket?

3. From what city does Dirk ship out to service?

4. What nationality was James DeGolyer?

5. What beverage does the family drink before dinner?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the play and note why they are examples of irony.

Essay Topic 2

The uses more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two themes about loss in the story. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Mr. Nye. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?

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