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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. When is the story set in Chapter Eleven, after the author reveals the fourth person Eddie meets in Heaven?
2. What is Eddie's first birthday after Marguerite's death?
3. Who mentally hurts Eddie in Chapter Eight?
4. Who says, "weddings are for possibilities."?
5. How long after Eddie's death does the park reopen?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Eddie's relationship with Joe.
2. How does the reader know that Eddie's memory will be kept alive at the Pier?
3. Why is a reception hall an appropriate place for Eddie to meet Marguerite in Heaven?
4. Why is the stranger Eddie meets in Chapter Eight so significant in his life?
5. How does the estate attorney view Eddie's life?
6. What was Eddie's relationship like with his father?
7. Clearly, Chapter thirteen is used as the falling action for the reader. How is Tala's lesson a resolution for Eddie, as well?
8. What does the reader learn about Eddie through the short snippets describing his various birthdays?
9. How will Amy or Annie's visit to Heaven be connected to Eddie?
10. How does Eddie feel when he returns home from the VA hospital?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Captain tells Eddie, "When you sacrifice something that is precious, you don't actually lose it. " (Chapter 7) How is the Captain's statement relevant to Eddie's entire life, not just to his leg injury? Be sure to cite at least three examples.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about the concept of Heaven. What is your idea of Heaven? What was Eddie's expectation, before meeting the Blue Man? How does Eddie's actual journey through Heaven compare to your own thoughts of such a place?
Essay Topic 3
Many themes are seen throughout the novel. Three that are most prevalent include: forgiveness, acceptance, and the importance of love in a person's life. Using the three aforementioned themes as points in your response, highlight what you have learned about these themes as used in the novel.
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