Elbow Room Test | Final 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. Where does the narrator believe is the safest possible place?

2. What does Thomas use to sell insurances policies?

3. Which of the following characters is described as obviously successful if not wealthy?

4. Which of the following women does Louis know he loves?

5. What is Ruth waiting for an opening to tell Harold?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Charles interrupts his attorney's summation?

2. What is the first parable about the narrator shares?

3. What does Jed Jones say happened after he heard the shots?

4. Describe the Redeemer's friends as he sees them.

5. What does Harold's wife, Ruth, demand he do and if he doesn't follow through, what does she say will happen?

6. What does Charles do that is unlike Detroit-born mechanics and what does he think will happen as a result of this?

7. What does the narrator say to those who come to him telling him that anything not in the Bible is false?

8. What does Paul do after months of silence at the mental hospital?

9. What does Leon say that causes her to call her husband a bigot?

10. What does the narrator say great literature has given way to?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"The Story of a Scar"- In what ways does the woman believe men should think about women? How does this compare to how the narrator (a man) points out they do think about women? In what way do these ideas relate to how the story ends?

Essay Topic 2

"The Story of a Dead Man" - In what way are the two main characters in this story alike? In what ways are they different? Why do you think one would become an accomplished liar? What would make a person become an accomplished liar?

Essay Topic 3

"The Silver Bullet" - What does the phrase "Everyone gets the spanking their mommas should have given them" mean? Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?

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