Ham on Rye 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 job does Henry imagine he will have?

2. Henry says that his seventh grade football team used games against the eight and ninth graders as an opportunity for ___________.

3. How many phone numbers did Jimmy get from girlus at the beach?

4. Which character introduces Henry to drinking alcohol?

5. Why does Abe make all A grades?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Henry think is childish about the ROTC mock battles?

2. Describe how Jimmy and Henry 'discussed' their thoughts about friendship in English class.

3. What treatment does Henry receive from the doctors to help treat his boils and horrible acne?

4. Why do you believe that Henry's parents want him to be more like Abe and less like himself?

5. Why does Henry believe that Lilly is an evil woman who will send them all to hell?

6. Why is Henry no longer afraid of being beaten by his father?

7. Why does Henry reveal that he believes that Abe ruined his graduation day for him?

8. Henry's mother is afraid that Abe's mother will call a lawyer after Abe's arm is broken playing baseball with Henry. How does this situation resolve itself?

9. What insights does Henry have about Baldy while he continues to walk him home each day?

10. Why do Henry and Baldy continue to go back to the same window over and over again?

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

Describe the relationship between Baldy and Henry. How does Henry justify to himself that he is similar to Baldy? Henry says that he doesn't like Baldy, but yet spends time with him and walks him home each day, why do you think this is the case.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about how advanced Henry seems to be for a first grader. Do you believe first graders today act like Henry? Why or why not?

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