Horseman, Pass By 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. Who had Granddad forced off the ranch numerous times?

2. What does Granddad do for all the hired hands?

3. What does Lonnie decide to do after talking with Hud?

4. Who does Lonnie try to avoid?

5. Where does Hermy go?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Lonnie hide and what does he do the day after Granddad's death?

2. What does Jesse advise Lonnie and why does he do so?

3. What does Lonnie do after saying goodbye to Jesse and who comes up from behind Lonnie in another vehicle?

4. What does Lonnie think when he hears a shot and what does he subsequently find?

5. What does Lonnie discover when he investigates Hud's shouts?

6. Where does Granddad send Lonnie and Jesse, and what do they discuss?

7. What does Lonnie decide about his life in the immediate future?

8. For whom does Lonnie go looking and why?

9. Describe the preacher's sermon about Granddad.

10. Who does Hud send for help and what happens as Lonnie is by the roadside?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Setting as far as place and time play an important role in Horseman, Pass By. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast several aspects of the setting of that day from how it would be today. Consider things such as cultural norms/expectations, technology, religion and medicine.

2. Do you think Horseman, Pass By would be different if it were set in another state in the United States, such as California, in that same era? Consider particularly the fact that Texans often have a strong identification as Texans.

3. What issues that are present in the time of Horseman, Pass By would still be issues today? What would no longer be issues? Consider such things as class, racism, alcoholism, sexual freedom, rugged individualism and integrity.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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