Forrest Gump Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Winston Groom
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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 doctor in Chapter 4 present Forrest as to his medical students?

2. What is the name of Forrest's psychiatrist in Chapter 12?

3. What do the Chinese people honor Forrest with?

4. How does Forrest describe the food in the Army?

5. Who does Jenny introduce Forrest to in Chapter 10?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what happens when Forrest, Doyle, and Bones are sent on a dangerous mission in Vietnam.

2. Recall what happens when Forrest finds Jenny protesting the war in Washington.

3. Describe what happens to Forrest at the beginning of Chapter 5 that has to do with college.

4. Describe Forrest's two month stay at a hospital in Danang.

5. Describe how Forrest's father died.

6. Explain what the Mose, the drummer from The Cracked Eggs, introduces to Forrest in Chapter 11 and how it affects Forrest.

7. Explain what three factors prove crucial for Forrest going forward in his life after the army.

8. List what Mr. Wilkins is hired to coach Forrest on while he is in Peking, China.

9. Compare how Forrest feels about the Army to football and life in college.

10. Describe what happens when Forrest meets President Lyndon B. Johnson in Chapter 8.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore the concepts of courage and heroism, exploring how Forrest's innocence makes him so unselfish. What is courage? What does Forrest do during the Vietnam war that shows his courage? Are Forrest's acts of heroism really courageous or does he truly not understand he is risking his own life?

Essay Topic 2

Examine how Forrest is treated because of his slower intellect and analyze how different characters treat him. How is Forrest different from other people? Does Forrest realize that he is different? Does he realize when others are treating him differently? What are some examples from the text of Forrest being treated differently because of his mental capabilities? Are there any characters that are prejudice or look down on Forrest for his slower intellect?

Essay Topic 3

Forrest mental capacity makes him naive and somewhat innocent to many things in life. Examine Forrest's innocence and naivety, and determine how it often gets him into trouble in his life. How does Forrest's mental capacity make him innocent to many things in life? How does this innocence make him naive to things in life? Do other people take advantage of Forrest's naivety? Does Forrest realize that he is somewhat gullible and naive? How can people take advantage of him?

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