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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 is Katherine's brother?
2. What are the boys doing under the grandstand?
3. What does Henry's mother give to Anna and her family?
4. Where do Frank and Henry often hitchhike?
5. What does David share with Henry?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Henry talk about in relation to the boys at his grammar school?
2. Why did Henry become obsessed with bathroom practices in kindergarten?
3. What sins does Henry make up when he can't think of anything he's done wrong during confession?
4. How does Henry begin to be included with the neighborhood boys?
5. What events transpired which led Henry to be sent to the principal's office?
6. How can the reader infer that Aunt Anna and her family need money to buy food?
7. What is a common theme among many of the children and adults by this point in the novel?
8. Describe the relationship between Lila Jean and Henry and the things they do together.
9. What is odd about the first afternoon that David and Henry walk home from school together?
10. What happens at the pool that causes Red to move away from Henry without a word of goodbye?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about how Henry's destruction of the spider web is really him lashing out against his own entrapment. Why do you believe this is or is not the case? Be sure to use examples from the text to support your answers. Do you believe Henry is justified in wanting to lash out? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about how Henry feels about religion. Why does he consider himself an agnostic? Do you believe this is an accurate description of Henry? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay describing how Henry's father treated Henry throughout the novel. Did this change? Why do you believe it has changed? Use information from the text to support your answer.
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