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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 does the narrator claim to have spent part of her career doing?
2. Why did a librarian tell Chick he could not read 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Jules Verne?
3. When is the first time Chick heard the word divorcee as a child?
4. Who told Chick he could only be a momma's boy or a daddy's boy, not both?
5. What causes Chick to crash his car in Section 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. What offends Chick when a man calls his mother a divorcee?
2. Why did Posey refer to Chick as a Daddy's boy?
3. Why does the narrator say the story belongs to Chick Benetto?
4. What is Posey's reaction to Chick's insistence that her presence in the house is impossible?
5. What does Chick say after breakfast that causes his mother to question him?
6. To whose wedding is Chick Benetto not invited?
7. When is the first time Chick's mother leaves him a special note?
8. What did the narrator later find belonging to Chick Benetto that was used in writing this book?
9. Why does Chick Benetto drive toward his home town?
10. What reason does Posey give for dumping food given to the family by nuns down the disposal?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following themes in detail, citing examples from the novel:
3) Father-Son Relationships
4) Mother-Son Relationships
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Chick Benetto. Who is Chick Benetto? How does Chick deal with the death of his mother? How did his father's actions keep Chick from being with his mother at the end of her life? How did Chick feel about this situation? Why? Why did Chick's marriage fall apart? Why did Chick's daughter cut him out of her life? What are the consequences of these actions?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Chick's father. Who is Chick's father? Why did Chick's father leave the family? How did divorce affect Chick's relationship with his father? How did baseball play a role in Chick's relationship with his father? How did baseball pull Chick and his father apart?
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