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. Who asks Dunstan to write the official autobiography of Boy's life?

2. Who does Dunstan believe is suffering most from the events of Christmas 1936?

3. Liesl is a student of what?

4. When does Boy return for good from his war efforts in Europe?

5. While Dunstan is in Latin America, what kind of show does he go see?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the options that Dunstan thinks of while he is in the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe for why people believe in miracles and have faith?

2. Why, at Leona's funeral, does Dunstan feel ashamed after speaking with Milo Papple?

3. Why does Mary Dempster meet Dunstan when he visits her with her coat and jacket on?

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

5. How does Boy Staunton make a fortune during the Depression?

6. What is unique about the magic show that Dunstan goes to see in Mexico?

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

8. Why is Dunstan furious at Boy when Boy gives him the roll of film to develop?

9. What does Dunstan think is suspicious about the way Leola died?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Dunstan kept the stone that was in the snowball Percy threw when they were boys. Why did Dunstan keep the stone? Please discuss the themes of consciousness, remembrance, and learning from the past in relation to the loaded snowball event.

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