Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The Ramsay family moved to the village from what country?
2. How old was the narrator on December 27, 1908?
3. Who introduces Dunstan to the concept of a "fool-saint?"
4. What is the name of Dunstan's home village?
5. Who is the narrator's intended audience?
Short Essay Questions
1. What words from Mrs. Dempster come back to Dunstable when he is lying wounded in the church?
2. Why does Diana give Dunstable the name Dunstan?
3. What steps does Leola take in order to be the wife that Boy wants her to be?
4. Why do the villagers decide that Mrs. Dempster is "simple?"
5. Why is Dunstan furious at Boy when Boy gives him the roll of film to develop?
6. Why does Dunstan not want to write Boy's memoir when Denyse asks him to?
7. After Dunstan moves Mrs. Dempster to a private hospital, what is the major error he commits?
8. When Dunstan tries to remind Boy about the things he has done in his life, including the stone-in-the-snowball incident, Boy responds unpleasantly and accuses Dunstan of what?
9. What does Dunstan think is suspicious about the way Leola died?
10. Why does Padre Blazon, after hearing about Mary Dempster's life and death from Dunstan, believe she is a hero in God's cause?
The title of the book is "Fifth Business." What do you think this title is meant to describe? Where in the book is the title mentioned, and why would it be mentioned there? Please support your answer with examples and ideas from the book.
Padre Blazon asks Dunstan who his devil is when Dunstan goes and visits him for the last time in Europe. How does Padre Blazon define a "devil," and, using that definition, is Liel really Dunstan's devil, or is it someone else? Why? Please explain your answer with examples from the text.
Percy and Dunstan are two characters with a relationship throughout the book. How does their relationship benefit each of them when they are children? When they are in university? When they are adults? What kind of relationship does theirs resemble and why? Are they like competitors, or are they more like siblings? Please support your answer with examples from the book.
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