Growing Up Test | Final 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. What A+ essay has Russell written?

2. In what areas is Russell's knowledge extremely limited?

3. What Christmas present does Russell accidentally discover?

4. Into what college is Russell accepted?

5. How does Russell treat Lucy when he begins to surpass her education?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Russell's writing success in Mr. Fleagle's class?

2. How does Russell remember Uncle Harold?

3. What is odd about the family's new Baltimore home?

4. Who is Mary Leslie?

5. What does Lucy purchase for Russell as a mark of adolescence?

6. When Germany surrenders, where is Russell sent to await orders?

7. After Doris meets Audrey, what does Uncle Harold do for her?

8. Where does Russell work in his final year of high school?

9. How do Russell and George view Mimi?

10. What happens on Russell and Mimi's date to Washington?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The novel has a huge list of characters. Choose four characters and write about how they influence Russell's life, worldview, personality, etc. Each character should have at least one full paragraph devoted to them. If you use quotations from the text be sure to cite your sources.

Essay Topic 2

Much of the work is centered around Russell's education, both formal and informal. Write an essay highlighting what you feel are the three most important things that Russell learned to help him into adulthood and shaped him as a person. Be sure to use properly cited quotations from the text, and present your argument in paragraph form.

Essay Topic 3

Part of growing up is testing boundaries. How does Russell begin to test his boundaries with Lucy? How old is he? How old is she? Even as a child, how much does Russell understand about being punished by Lucy? Why does she decide to punish him in such a way? Who is more upset by Russell's punishments--Russell or Lucy? Why does Russell refuse to cry? Use these leading questions to create a profile of young Russell, battling against Lucy's determination that he will make something of himself.

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