The Great Santini Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where does Ben spend dinner after the basketball game?

2. Who does Ben leave with?

3. What does Bull give Ben for his birthday?

4. Who is Toomer?

5. Which men does Bull single out in his squad?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Bull take Ben out to Biddle Island Marine Training Depot?

2. What does Lillian claim is Bull's way of apologizing to Ben?

3. What does Bull's behavior at Hobie's say about his personality?

4. Bull sits and reflects after the change of command ceremony that gives him command of his own squad. How does Bull feel?

5. Who comes to Ben's aid after school when Red and his brothers attack him?

6. Why does Ben challenge Bull to a basketball game?

7. What does Varney know about Bull that few others know?

8. Why does Lillian defend Bull?

9. Why are the Meecham children less than enthusiastic about their father's return after a year's deployment?

10. What does Bull want his daughter's to be as adults? How does this correspond with Mary Anne's opinion of her own future prospects?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Bull's plane go down? Why does Bull not bail out? What does this decision say about Bull's personality? Does this decision change the reader's opinion of Bull or does it confirm what the reader has already known about Bull? Does this action change how Bull's family feels about him? How does the public react to Bull's actions? How does this heroic act make Bull's family feel about him? Can the family reconcile this man with the man they knew?

Essay Topic 2

What is Bull's job in Ravenel? Why is Bull excited about this new job? What could this job mean for Bull's future? Why does Bull not like his commander, Varney? Who is Varney? What is Varney's relationship with Bull? How could Varney harm Bull's career? Would Varney ruin Bull's career? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Who is Toomer? What impact does Toomer have on Ben's life? Why? hat does Toomer do for Ben that Bull cannot? Why can Bull not be the father for Ben that he needs? Why can Toomer provide these missing things for Ben? What does Toomer's presence in Ben's life say about his relationship with Bull?

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