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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. Peck encouraged Li'l Bit to have a drink. What does she order?
2. What does the night of the first scene make a middle-aged man with a mortgage feel like?
3. When the countryside is dotted with farmhouses, what do people witness from their front porches?
4. Who participates in the scene with three generations at the kitchen table?
5. Peck says that Li'l Bit knows the car inside and out in what length of time?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain Peck's theory of "fire" and people.
2. What is Peck's idea on the back roads to Carolina?
3. What does Li'l Bit get upset about at the photo shoot?
4. What is Li'l Bit's plan to keep Peck from drinking?
5. Describe Peck's special place.
6. What three things does a married woman need to be able to use, according to Grandma?
7. What happens after Peck's surprising declaration to Li'l Bit at the end of the photo shoot?
8. How do Peck and Li'l Bit define Peck being good?
9. If you didn't know the ages of Li'l Bit and Peck in the first scene, who acts more like the adult and who acts more like the child?
10. Why is the mother concerned about her 11 year old daughter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In one scene, Peck takes Cousin Bobby fishing. Bobby becomes upset that the fish are being hurt, and Peck attempts to comfort Bobby. Does Peck have ulterior motives in comforting Bobby? Explain your reasons.
Essay Topic 2
Peck is often seen comforting Li'l Bit. Give examples of this. Why do you think he wants to comfort Li'l Bit? Is it only because of his sexual feelings?
Essay Topic 3
"How I Learned to Drive" jumps back and forth in time. The focus is on Li'l Bit's age, starting when she's 17, then 18, and then 16. The climax of the story is when she's 11, and it ends when she's 35. Why do you think the author does this?
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