Ham on Rye 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 Henry kiss Lila Jane and grab her behind?

2. What does Henry's mother give to Anna and her family?

3. What would Henry lose when he got through the afternoon fights with the other boys at school?

4. What term does Henry use to describe sperm?

5. How did Henry feel about his grammar school teacher?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is odd about the first afternoon that David and Henry walk home from school together?

2. What events transpired which led Henry to be sent to the principal's office?

3. Why won't Big Henry's dream of moving to the South Seas and never working again be realized?

4. What happens between Mr. Knox and Henry when Henry is sent to the principal's office for fighting?

5. What sins does Henry make up when he can't think of anything he's done wrong during confession?

6. After Henry learns about sex from one of his friends, what does he say repulses him about the idea of sex?

7. Though Big Henry and Katherine have been married for a number of years, what new information did Katherine learn about her husband?

8. What does Henry witness when he walks David home and then waits for him outside?

9. Describe, in detail, an example of Big Henry's tendency to create scenes in public.

10. What does Big Henry say he will do once the doctor tells him that the driver who hit Henry was drunk?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about how Henry feels about God. Do you believe his feelings are justified? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Henry's parents often refer to his friends as good boys, but never seem to compliment Henry. Why do you believe this is the case? Do you believe this is fair to Henry? What do you think this does to shape Henry's view of himself? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about Henry's experience in the ROTC. Do you believe ROTC was good for Henry? Do you believe Henry should join the military? Why or why not?

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