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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 Chick learn about this woman that upsets him the most?
2. In a note written to Chick on his wedding day, what does Posey say she knows Chick thinks of the notes?
3. What does Rose say when Posey asks about her children?
4. What does Posey stress to Chick as being the most important thing in his life while he is college?
5. What does Posey tell Chick when he confesses his guilt to her on their one more day together?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Posey often do for some of the patients in the hospital where she worked as a nurse?
2. Why does Chick suspect he is suffering from temporary insanity?
3. Why was Posey fired from her job as a nurse?
4. Why did Chick not want his mother to go to his dorm room with him?
5. What does Miss Thelma claim will keep her memory alive for years to come?
6. What are the two days at college Chick shares with the reader?
7. On whom does Chick blame the break up of his marriage?
8. Who encourages Chick to leave town the day of his mother's birthday? Why?
9. What does the Italian woman say when she catches sight of Posey and Chick in her mirror?
10. Why was Posey not impressed with Chick's baseball scholarship?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss symbolism. Chick's father gives him a pair of old shoes that he once used while playing ball. Discuss the significance of these shoes and how the author uses them as a symbol of Chick's life and of his relationship with his father.
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
Whose voice does Chick hear on the phone at Rose's? When does Chick hear the voice again? Why does Chick believe he is the only one hearing the voice? Where is the voice coming from? Who does the voice belong to? What does this voice represent to Chick? What does Chick do about this voice?
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