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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 was White's father's occupation?
2. What magazine did White write a lot for?
3. What does White say people CANNOT change while in New York?
4. Which kind of New York resident does White credit for the passion in New York?
5. How does White seem to feel about "The Wizard of Oz"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is this book about?
2. What kind of things does White say New York holds the key to?
3. What does White say the second kind of New York resident brings to the city?
4. What are the gifts that White says New York has to offer all men?
5. Why does the writer of the introduction say White agreed to write this book?
6. What great experience did White have in a New York diner?
7. What does White say is the third kind of person that lives in the city?
8. Why did White not want to do a certain something to the book before it was published?
9. What does White say he has done to this book that some people will find inaccurate, and what is his reason for this?
10. What does White say New York offers to people who find privacy there?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Freedom was a crucial theme and symbol in this book. How was this theme presented, and how did its place in this story change your view of New York?
Essay Topic 2
What did White learn from his time in New York, and how did these lessons affect the remainder of his life?
Essay Topic 3
White describes one way that he thinks enemies could destroy New York City. What was this method, and why is this so ironic to read about now?
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