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. What does Lonnie see coming up behind him?

2. What is Granddad's state?

3. Who hauls the longhorns away?

4. Who does Lonnie think has been shot?

5. Why is Hud angry with Halmea?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do Lonnie, Jesse and Halmea do and what makes Halmea laugh so hard?

3. What explanation does Hud give Halmea for his behavior and what is the aftermath of the situation?

4. What happens to Jesse and Lonzo, and how does Jesse react?

5. What does Hermy tell Lonnie?

6. What does Granddad have in the barnyard and what is the significance?

7. What do the men do after breakfast?

8. What does Lonnie want to do and what is Halmea's response?

9. What does Lonnie hear and what does he think?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Alcohol plays an active role in determining the behavior of several of the characters at one point or another in the book. Discuss the following:

1. What is alcoholism?

2. Do you think Hud is an alcoholic? What about Jesse?

3. Is there a time that Lonnie uses alcohol unwisely? Could this be a red flag for Lonnie as to the possibility that he could become an alcoholic? Why or why not?

4. Do you think Hud would have done the things he did while drunk when he was sober? Why or why not?

5. How does Granddad treat alcohol? Do he have a problem with drinking too much?

6. Would you label alcohol as a protagonist or antagonist? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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