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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. What skills does Mrs. Dempster lack because she grew up with servants?
2. What were Percy and the narrator doing in the snow at the beginning of the story?
3. The "fool-saint" comes from which religious tradition?
4. What is the name of Dunstable's nurse in the hospital?
5. Where does the village gather to celebrate Dunstan's return?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Reverend Dempster pray about often?
2. What is Boy's logic in thinking that he is not cheating on his fiancee, as told to Dunstan?
3. Why does Dunny develop the habit of keeping secrets?
4. Boy wants Dunstan to drop his fixation with saints, but Dunstan feels differently about his path in life. Why?
5. What steps does Leola take in order to be the wife that Boy wants her to be?
6. How did Dunstan gain his nest egg?
7. What traits does Dunstable observe in the members of his units that are attributed to German officers?
8. Why do the Dempster's always take their stroll around town during the dinner hour?
9. At the beginning of the story, what happens when the narrator leaves Percy to go home for dinner?
10. Although Dunstan's family is not rich, why do they hold a position of privilege in the town?
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
Using examples from the book, how has Dunstan's personality and character changed throughout the story? When he was a child, how did he deal with his problems? How does he deal with them as an adult? What was important to him as a child, and what is important to him now? Why did Dunstan's character change?
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