Fifth Business Test | Mid-Book 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 Dunstan find Paul Dempster and a statue of Wilgefortis?

2. After Amasa Dempster gives his resignation to his congregation, what does rumor say he does with Mrs. Dempster?

3. During his college years, who is Percy Staunton's role model?

4. Dunny's parents were killed by what?

5. What does Dunstan do when he visits his parents' now empty house?

Short Essay Questions

1. While in Europe searching for the statue he saw on the battlefield, what does Dunstan find that becomes a life-long study?

2. When Dunstable awakens in the hospital, what has happened to his body?

3. Why does Dunstan want to teach boys?

4. Why is Dunstan unwilling to marry any woman?

5. Before Dunstan leaves to return to Colborne college, what does he convince Paul to do?

6. What happens to the young men that Boy takes under his wing in his company as prodigies?

7. What steps does Leola take in order to be the wife that Boy wants her to be?

8. What does Reverend Dempster pray about often?

9. At the beginning of the story, what happens when the narrator leaves Percy to go home for dinner?

10. Why do the Dempster's always take their stroll around town during the dinner hour?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Dunstan's father dies when he is young, and it is not clear, from the book, who Dunstan uses as his role model. Who do you think Dunstan uses as a father-figure and a role-model and why? Are these types of relationships even important to Dunstan? Please support your answer with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

What is the definition of a conscience, and can someone be a conscience for someone else? Does Dunstan act as Boy/Percy Staunton's conscience? Please support your answers with examples from the book.

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