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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. Why does Lonnie keep working after he is hurt?
2. Of what does Jesse complain?
3. How does Lonnie feel after observing the crowds in Thalia?
4. What makes Lonnie want to travel?
5. Why doesn't Granddad want to call the state vet?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mr. Burris reassure Granddad?
2. For what is Hud late the next morning and what is Granny's response?
3. Where does Lonnie go that evening with Jesse and Lonzo and whom does he see?
4. Who is Jesse and when does he arrive at the ranch?
5. What does the vet want to do to determine the strain of the disease and why does he want to do so?
6. What do Lonnie's friends decide to do after a few games of pool and why are they successful?
7. What does Lonzo suggest and what is Granddad's response?
8. Describe Lonnie's family members who live at the ranch.
9. What does Halmea think Jesse needs and what is his response?
10. What is Hud's response on the way back from the stockyards when Granddad asks his opinion about the cattle?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Three of the main characters, Hud, Granddad and Lonnie have striking contrasts in their personalities. Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast Granddad and Lonnie. How are they alike? How are they different? Describe and analyze their relationship. What does each think about the other? Is it likely that Lonnie will grow more like Granddad as Lonnie ages? Why or why not?
2. Compare/contrast Granddad and Hud. How are they alike? How are they different? Which is more likable? Or is either character likable? Describe and analyze their relationship. What does each think about the other?
3. Compare/contrast Hud and Lonnie. How are they alike? How are they different? Which is more likable? Reliable? Describe and analyze their relationship. What does each think about the other?
Essay Topic 2
Horseman, Pass By could be said to be a bildungsroman of Lonnie Bannon, the narrator. Discuss the following:
1. Define the concepts bildungsroman and coming of age.
2. Thoroughly trace and analyze Horseman, Pass By as a bildungsroman of Lonnie Bannon. Give specific examples. What does Lonnie learn? How has Lonnie changed? Is the change for the good?
3. Thoroughly trace and analyze Horseman, Pass By for the suggestions of Hud's past that could be considered a bildungsroman. How do Hud and Lonnie differ in how their experiences change them? Do you think Hud ever had the innocence that Lonnie has? Why or why not? What experiences are mentioned from the past that may have shaped Hud? Do any of the experiences that take place in the present seem to change Hud?
Essay Topic 3
A clear and prominent theme of Horseman, Pass By is that of death. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly trace and analyze the theme of death in Horseman, Pass By. What are some symbols to represent death? Are there different types of death?
2. Discuss the attitude of the following characters towards death: Halmea, Granddad, Hud, Lonnie and Granny.
3. Discuss all the symbols and metaphors surrounding the theme of death.
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