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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. When Dunstable seeks shelter in a bombed out building after getting shrapnel in his leg, what building is he in?
2. After Amasa Dempster gives his resignation to his congregation, what does rumor say he does with Mrs. Dempster?
3. Who cuts Dunstan's hair at the barbershop after his return to the village?
4. What happened to Dunstan's family's house and newspaper business after he left for school?
5. What is Dunstan's quest in Europe?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the narrator recall the date the story begins so clearly?
2. What words from Mrs. Dempster come back to Dunstable when he is lying wounded in the church?
3. Why does Padre Blazon, after hearing about Mary Dempster's life and death from Dunstan, believe she is a hero in God's cause?
4. At the beginning of the story, what happens when the narrator leaves Percy to go home for dinner?
5. Why does Padre Blazon suggest that Dunstan put aside his guilt over Mary Dempster?
6. Boy gives stock tips to Dunstan that help him increase his wealth, but also cause Dunstan to feel what emotions towards Boy?
7. Why does Dunstan enjoy writing the autobiography of Magnus Eisengrim?
8. How is Boy's second wife described in the book?
9. Before Dunstan leaves to return to Colborne college, what does he convince Paul to do?
10. What are the two things that Dunstan gets the Board to agree to instead of naming him Headmaster?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The book covers the transition of three characters from boys to men: Paul Dempster, Percy Staunton, and Dunstan. Pick one of the characters and, using examples from the book, explain how he grew from a boy to a man and what events/people influenced him along the way.
Essay Topic 2
Both the Catholic priest in Deptford and Padre Blazon refer to Mary Dempster as a fool-saint, whereas Dunstan thinks of her as a true saint. Please explain what a fool-saint and a saint are, what the differences are between the two, and whether you agree or disagree with the characterization of Mary Dempster as a fool-saint. Support your answer using examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Throughout the book, Fate is discussed as a character. Please pick one of the following characters and use examples from the book to describe how Fate works with, or on, that character.
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