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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Posey insist she and Chick do after supper on their one more day together?
2. What day does Chick believe was one of the happiest of his mother's life?
3. What does Chick consider the worst day of his college career?
4. Who does Chick claim was a ghost throughout his childhood?
5. From what team is the scout Chick meets after a game one day during college?
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 father-daughter relationships. How is Chick's relationship with his daughter like his own relationship with his father? How is Chick's relationship with his daughter like his relationship with his mother? Why is Chick's relationship with his daughter important to the plot of the novel? Who is Chick's daughter? How is Chick's sister's relationship with their mother different from Chick's relationship with their mother? Is this difference important to the developing plot? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Who does Chick see standing over him after he jumps from the water tower? Why does Chick doubt what he is seeing? Who does Chick spend the rest of the day with? Why is this not possible? Why does the impossibility of this not clue Chick in to the idea that something is not right with him? What is the voice Chick continuously hears throughout the day? What does this voice mean to the reader? What does it ultimately mean to Chick? How does Chick respond to the voice?
This section contains 1,505 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)