Fifth Business Test | Final 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. Before being able to write Boy's autobiography, Dunstan suffers from what health issue?

2. On the Opera stages of Europe, what kind of voice usually plays the odd man out?

3. When Dunstan does not respond to Liesl's advances, what does Liesl beat him with?

4. Wettenhall lost all his money in what event?

5. On what day does Padre Blazon say that Dunstan should honor Mary Dempster in his prayers?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What does Boy do when he is appointed Minister of Food in the Cabinet?

4. How is Boy's second wife described in the book?

5. What are Paul's hopes for the show after Mexico?

6. When Dunstan is in the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, what is he pondering?

7. What is Padre Blazon's personal theory about what will happen when Jesus returns?

8. What are the two things that Dunstan gets the Board to agree to instead of naming him Headmaster?

9. What causes Boy to take a walk by himself during the Christmas season of 1936?

10. Why is Leola a failure as a wife in Boy's eyes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 1, Percy Staunton is referred to as the narrator's "lifelong friend and enemy." Using examples from the book, which would you say Percy was to the narrator - a friend or an enemy?

Essay Topic 2

What is the role that magic plays in the life of Paul Dempster? How and why does his interest in magic start? Does magic play any role in his decision to run away? What is Paul doing with magic as an adult? How does Paul describe his relationship with magic? Support your answer with examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Pick one of the following, and write about how the new name does or does not support the character's persona. Use examples from the text.

1. Dunstan as the Saint.

2. Percy as Boy.

3. Paul as Eisengrim.

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