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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. In Chapter 19, what does Paul wear on Saturday morning?
2. What is Spenser's solution to the problem discussed in Chapter 23?
3. What does Susan say about Spenser's personality in Chapter 20?
4. What is the name of the restaurant that Paul, Spenser, and Susan dine at in Chapter 19?
5. What does Spenser wear on Saturday morning in Chapter 19?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Spenser feel that teaching Paul to box and weight lift is important?
2. Aside from making sure that Paul has a presentable suit to wear to the ballet, what is the point of taking Paul to Louis' to get a suit?
3. Why does Spenser send Paul and Patty to Susan's house in Chapter 13?
4. How does Susan feel about Spenser sending Paul and Patty to her house in Chapter 13?
5. What type of character is Harry Cotton?
6. How does Spenser handle the confrontation with Patty in Chapter 22?
7. Why does Spenser believes that teaching Paul to run is important?
8. Why does Paul force Spenser to wake him the way that he did in Chapter 16?
9. Was it a good idea for Spenser and Paul to break into Mel's office? Why? Why not?
10. In Chapter 21 we are able to see how Paul is growing both physically and emotionally. How has he grown?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the course of the book, Paul learns some less than savory facts about both of his parents. He seems to handle that information well, but sometimes it can be difficult to really understand what another person is going through just by the way they look or how they talk. Using the information about Paul that we know from the text, what do you think his feelings about his parents are after he finds out their "dirty laundry"? Use examples from the text to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 2
One major theme throughout the book is autonomy, or self-reliance. We see that Spenser is a very self-reliant individual, and he sees that Paul is not, and that without the skills of autonomy, Paul will not be able to survive on his own. Explore the idea of autonomy as it relates to Paul; what will his world look like if he continues down the path that he was on before he met Spenser. What will his world look like after he leaves Spenser for school? Use instances from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Patty Giacomin and Susan Silverman are two women who play important roles in "Early Autumn".
Part 1) Compare and contrast the characters of Patty and Susan. How are they the same? How are they different?
Part 2) What would have happened if those two characters, Patty and Susan, never existed in the story? Use instances from the text to support your answer.
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