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. Why does Lonnie finally show himself?

2. Who is afraid of Hud when he is drinking?

3. What does Lonnie hear as he is trying to flag down someone?

4. Where does Lonnie go?

5. Who does Lonnie not like?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Granddad acting when Hud and Lonnie go up to him?

2. To what does Hud confess?

3. What does Lonnie do in response to what Hud tells him?

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

5. What does Lonnie do and think about after the church service?

6. How does Hud act the day after Granddad's death?

7. How is Hud when he arrives home and why is he angry?

8. What does Hud say about Granddad?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Some plots seem to be more character-driven and some more action-driven; some seem balanced. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. What type of plot do you think Horseman, Pass By is? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Horseman, Pass By, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot? Do you think it is harder to identify the plot in a fantasy novel than some others? Why or why not?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in Horseman, Pass By . They may not contain every element of a major plot. Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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