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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The passing father might tell his children of "earlier years when he had watched similar but ___________ performances."
2. What is one reason the hunger artist cannot adopt another profession?
3. "A large _____ with its enormous traffic in replacing and recruiting men, animals and apparatus can always find use for people at any time."
4. What is the rare stroke of luck the artist encounters at the circus?
5. What do the stragglers do when passing the artist's cage in the circus?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the major and minor conflicts in the story. Which are internal? Which are external?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the theme of the suffering artist in the modern world. How does the author present this theme? What does his story mean to you in regard to this theme?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the hunger artist's reaction to the suspicious watchers versus the watchers who play cards. How does he react to both?
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