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. Why does Nelson say that average men are not really men?

2. For what is the narrator searching?

3. What does Daniel warn Paul about his daughter?

4. Who did Charles harm?

5. What does the sane man in the parable realize when he is given the vision of clarity?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the character Clair as seen through Louis's eyes.

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

3. Who is Nelson Reed and what does he become?

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

5. How does Charles seem to others and what does this lead people to think about the events that lead to his trial?

6. What makes Eunice wonder about the hotel's breakfast calls?

7. What does the group of storytellers who Ginny joined consider themselves and what happens to change this?

8. Where does this story take place?

9. What are the Foster's doing because it was recommended and because they are tired of tourism?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Why I like Country Music" - What role does love play in this story? In what way are stereotypes developed through this story? What role does one's culture during their formative years play into understanding others?

Essay Topic 2

"A Sense of Story" - In this story the judge demands that the rules of society apply to people of all races equally. Why was this a new concept? Do you think a judge would need to demand this today? Do you believe there is still racial inequality in the judicial system? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

"I Am an American"- In what way is the character of Leon a good Samaritan? In what ways does Leon rely on stereotypes? What prejudices are shown in this novel? How are they demonstrated?

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