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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. Who is the Italian woman that Posey and Chick go to visit last?
2. What does Chick not want to be, what frightens him about his death?
3. What does Rose say is the only part of her that is still young?
4. What does Posey tell Chick in a note just after he began college is not a license to be mean to girls?
5. What does Chick say when his mother asks about his wife, Catherine?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was Posey not impressed with Chick's baseball scholarship?
2. What happens when Chick hears the strange voice once again?
3. What did Posey often do for some of the patients in the hospital where she worked as a nurse?
4. What job does Chick learn his mother did in order to help pay his college tuition?
5. What explanation does Posey give to Chick about how people are dying call her to their sides?
6. Who does Chick say the ghost in his life truly was?
7. Why does Chick suspect he is suffering from temporary insanity?
8. Who encouraged Chick to drop out of college?
9. What do Posey and Chick talk about over dinner?
10. Who encourages Chick to leave town the day of his mother's birthday? Why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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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