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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 is the name of the woman who plays Gretchen and Venus in the show Dunstan sees in Mexico?
2. Wettenhall lost all his money in what event?
3. Dunstan and his priest friend travel by train to what European city?
4. Liesl is a student of what?
5. On what day does Padre Blazon say that Dunstan should honor Mary Dempster in his prayers?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Boy Staunton make a fortune during the Depression?
2. What are Paul's hopes for the show after Mexico?
3. Why is Leola a failure as a wife in Boy's eyes?
4. What is Padre Blazon's personal theory about what will happen when Jesus returns?
5. When it becomes evident to Dunstan that Paul does not want him back stage, what does he do?
6. Before Dunstan leaves to return to Colborne college, what does he convince Paul to do?
7. What does Dunstan think is suspicious about the way Leola died?
8. Why is Dunstan deemed unacceptable to be Headmaster at the school by the Board?
9. Why does Dunstan enjoy writing the autobiography of Magnus Eisengrim?
10. Why is Denyse's plan of getting Boy appointed Lieutenant-Governor described as a complicated plan?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
Using examples from the book, what misperceptions did the villagers of Deptford have about Mrs. Dempster that caused them to label her a fool? What ideas and actions did the villagers value that Mrs. Dempster appeared not to value? Why did Mrs. Dempster hold different values?
Essay Topic 3
Foreshadowing is the use of prior events in storytelling to give an indication of future events in the story. Using examples from the book, explain how is foreshadowing used in this book.
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