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John Gunther
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is Deerfield Academy located?
(a) Connecticut.
(b) Massachusetts.
(c) New York.
(d) Maine.

2. "Death Be Not Proud" takes its name from Holy Sonnet X by whom?
(a) Alexander Pope.
(b) John Donne.
(c) Homer.
(d) Don Juan.

3. What color hair did Johnny have as a child?
(a) Brunette.
(b) Blonde.
(c) Black.
(d) Auburn.

4. What refers to a sudden attack, as of epilepsy or some other disease?
(a) Seizure.
(b) Amnesia.
(c) Displacia.
(d) Alzheimer's.

5. What refers to the cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil?
(a) Helioponics.
(b) Aeroponics.
(c) Hydroponics.
(d) Agroponics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Johnny come home from his boarding school for Christmas looking great in Chapter 1?

2. What book did John Gunther publish in 1944?

3. What refers to the science that deals with matter, energy, motion, and force?

4. When did Johnny Gunther die?

5. The author describes Johnny's character as being what in the book's Forward?

Short Essay Questions

1. What information did Johnny's family receive after his surgery in Chapter 4? How did Johnny recover from the operation?

2. Who helped arrange a meeting between Johnny and Mary in Chapter 4? How was Johnny's health during this time?

3. How does the author describe the autumn of 1946 in Chapter 3?

4. How is the author of "Death Be Not Proud" related to the central figure in the memoir? What subject does the book revolve around?

5. How does the author describe Johnny's intelligence and temperament in the Foreword of the book?

6. How does the author describe Johnny in the Foreword? What qualities did Johnny exhibit?

7. What did Johnny's family know about his condition in Chapter 4? Who helped him with his physical activity?

8. How did Johnny's studies progress in Chapter 4? What motivated Johnny in this regard?

9. Where did Johnny stay after leaving the Neurological Institute in Chapter 2? Why?

10. What led to Johnny's not returning to school in Chapter 3? How did he respond?

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