The Human Stain 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. How many visits does it take for Les to be able to sit down a the restaurant and eat a meal without trouble?

2. Nathan sees ___________ and Coleman one Saturday in August while attending the symphony.

3. Whose scandal are the three men near Coleman discussing, one that involved an older man and a younger woman?

4. What does Delphine do with the first letter she writes to Coleman about his relationship with Faunia?

5. Delphine is horrified she will be a laughingstock at the college and back home in __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't Faunia like to spend the night with men she is dating?

2. What is the real reason Faunia gets angry with Coleman for reading to her when they get up the next morning?

3. What does Nathan think about Coleman's absence at first when Coleman stops spending time with him?

4. What happens to the personal ad Delphine sends out in order to find love?

5. What is in the content of the first letter that Delphine writes to Coleman, though she tears it up?

6. What does Les think he has to do in order to be able to feel things again?

7. What does Coleman think when he sees the members of the Elderhostel classes walking to the dining hall?

8. What happens to stop Coleman from going to Delphine's office to confront her?

9. What are Delphine's ideas about women and about their sexuality?

10. What does Faunia end up doing with the ring Coleman gave to her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The war seems to have done quite a number of Les when he is described in this book.

Part 1: Why do you think war veterans can have so many mental disorders when they come back home?

Part 2: Do you think that Les could ever be rehabilitated?

Part 3: How do you think Les has changed from before he went to war?

Essay Topic 2

The choice Coleman makes to not talk about his racial background causes grief for many people in his life - even if they don't realize it.

Part 1: How might Coleman's life have been different had he been upfront about his race?

Part 2: What might have happened with the "spoof" incident had Coleman confessed his background?

Part 3: How might Coleman's family life have been different had he been honest about his heritage?

Essay Topic 3

One's history is often the driving force in one's present day actions and decisions.

Part 1: Do you think Coleman is driven by his past? Why or why not?

Part 2: Do you think Les is somehow driven by his past? Why or why not?

Part 3: Do you think the past should influence decision making? Why or why not?

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