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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 does the storekeeper ignore?
2. Of what does Lonnie dream?
3. What is one of Lonnie's grandfather's most noticeable characteristics?
4. What does Halmea think Jesse needs?
5. Where does Lonnie end up the morning after hearing Hud and Granddad's conversation?
Short Essay Questions
1. For what is Hud late the next morning and what is Granny's response?
2. What do the men on the ranch do the next day?
3. How do Jesse's stories affect Lonnie?
4. What does Halmea think Jesse needs and what is his response?
5. Who is Jesse and when does he arrive at the ranch?
6. What does Lonzo suggest and what is Granddad's response?
7. How does Lonnie feel about the new technology?
8. What is Hud's response on the way back from the stockyards when Granddad asks his opinion about the cattle?
9. What happens to Lonnie while helping test the cattle and what does he do?
10. Who is Halmea and what does Lonnie think of her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following:
1. Define the concept of family and give a few hypothetical examples of how you define a family unit.
2. Trace and analyze the theme of family in Horseman, Pass By. Are Granddad, Granny, Hud and Lonnie a family? Where does Halmea fall in this set up? Jesse? Lonzo?
3. What do you think Lonnie would say about the concept of family in his life? Do you think he sees Granny and Hud as family along with Granddad? Why or why not.
4. What do you think Hud would say about the concept of family in his life? Do you think he sees Granddad and Lonnie as family? Why or why not.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly discuss the character Granddad. What are his strengths? Weaknesses? How does he evolve over the course of the story? Is he likable at the beginning of the story? At the end of the book? Do you think he is a protagonist or antagonist? Why
2. Thoroughly discuss the character Hud. What are his strengths? Weaknesses? How does he evolve over the course of the story? (or does he?) Is he likable at the beginning of the story? At the end of the book? Is he trustworthy? Wise? Would you want him as a friend? As an enemy?
3. Thoroughly discuss the character of Lonnie. What are his strengths? Weaknesses? How does he evolve over the course of the story? (or does he?) Is he likable at the beginning of the story? At the end of the book? Is he trustworthy? Wise? Would you want him as a friend?
Essay Topic 3
In chapter 1, Halmea tells Jesse that what Jesse needs is a wife and children, but Jesse answers that he has enough trouble getting by on his own, without having to support a family. Discuss the following:
1. Based on details in the book, do you think Granddad would agree that a man needs a wife? Explain fully.
2. Hud seems the opposite of Granddad as far as settling down goes. He is 35 and has not been married. Fully discuss why you think Hud has not married and if you think he should take Halmea's advice to Jesse for himself. Do you think Halmea would advise Hud to settle down and marry?
3. Evaluate Jesse's reply to Halmea's advice and Jesse's character throughout the book and discuss whether you think Jesse is using finances as an excuse not to marry.
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