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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. Why did Len Benetto often spend long chunks of time away from his family?
2. What one word was the only one Chick could manage to say when his mother, who had been dead eight years, entered the kitchen in Section 2: Part 2?
3. What was it that Chick insists his father always had in mind?
4. What did Chick's mother often slip to Chick whenever she dropped him off somewhere?
5. How did Posey often spend holidays after the divorce?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Chick have a problem with how his mother would leave him at school?
2. Who does Chick see when he jumps from the water tower?
3. What after school activity did Chick pick even after his father left?
4. What question does the narrator pose at the end of the Introduction?
5. What causes Chick's mother to stop playing her favorite record?
6. What event caused Chick Benetto to lose faith in himself?
7. To whose wedding is Chick Benetto not invited?
8. What does Chick say after breakfast that causes his mother to question him?
9. What draws Chick's attention to the table top in his mother's kitchen as his mother treats his wounds?
10. What impact does the setting have on Chick's family after the divorce?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss character development. Chick changes from the time he is a boy until he becomes an adult, then changes again as he becomes an adult and must deal with his mother's death. Discuss how these changes come about, what causes them, and how they affect Chick's overall attitude toward life. Discuss how these changes bring about other changes in Chick's life, such as his divorce, and how they affect his relationships with those he cares about.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss one of the following themes in detail, citing examples from the novel:
3) Father-Son Relationships
4) Mother-Son Relationships
Essay Topic 3
Discuss one of the following in detail, citing examples from the novel:
1) Point of view
2) The setting
3) Language and meaning
4) The structure, including the use of lists and newspaper announcements throughout the novel.
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