Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Spenser think of the visitor's request in Chapter 22?
2. How many miles was Paul up to running by May?
3. What idea does Patty come up with to solve the problem of Mel's henchmen in Chapter 13?
4. Why does Susan feel the way that she does about the idea of Paul being away from his parents and learning self-reliance?
5. Right after visiting Louis', where do Paul and Spenser go?
Spenser is the protagonist (hero, good guy) of the story. He is a complex character with many personality aspects who makes some very tough decisions throughout the book. What makes Spenser the hero of the story, even though he makes some decisions which could be viewed as morally problematic? Use instances from the text to support your answer.
As the book progresses, we learn that Spenser has a very sensitive and thoughtful side. He has some very deep thoughts on life and the way that it should be lived, including personal boundaries and living with yourself if you have to cross those boundaries. Use the text to explore those thoughts in greater detail.
Part 1) Why do you think that Spenser has those ideas?
Part 2) Why do you think that Spenser feels that it is important for Paul to understand such ideals?
Part 3) Do you agree with his ideals? Why? Why not?
Patty uses her sexuality and the act of sex to define herself and to measure her self worth.
Part 1) Do you think that is healthy? Why? Why not?
Part 2) How does that outlook hurt her ability to be a mother to Paul?
Part 3) How does that outlook influence Paul?
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