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

2. What does Boy rely on Dunstan for at parties?

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

4. What is the name of the woman who plays Gretchen and Venus in the show Dunstan sees in Mexico?

5. The role of Fifth Business is from what art form?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Dunstan deemed unacceptable to be Headmaster at the school by the Board?

2. What is Boy Staunton's association with the Crown Prince?

3. Why does Dunstan feel that Boy is using him in his entourage?

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

5. Why does Dunstan not want to write Boy's memoir when Denyse asks him to?

6. 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?

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

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

9. Why does Dunstan enjoy writing the autobiography of Magnus Eisengrim?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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