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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. Who is the last of Randolf's friends in "Randolf's Party"?

2. The famous five "talked Craig and ____ into foing the dirty worj."

3. Sir says in "At the Denis," "Everydobby knows there are _____ decisives."

4. The Madam in "At the Denis" says "Sir I am no _____, pull out all my stumps."

5. In "At the Denis," what does the Madam go to the office because of?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the women in the following selections: "Partly Dave," "No Flies on Frank," and "At the Denis." Compare and contrast each.

2. What is the ending of "No Flies on Frank"? What is Frank left feeling?

3. What is the story "At the Denis" about? What genre is this story?

4. Describe the essential plot for "Randolf's Party"? What are the characters' actions?

5. Compare the symbolism and themes of the story "The Wrestling Dog" and the poem "Good Dog Nigel."

6. Who was one of the major influences of John Lennon in terms of writing style? Cite an example from "No Flies on Frank", which shows this.

7. Describe the plot of the story "The Wrestling Dog."

8. Describe the plot of "The Fat Growth on Eric Hearble."

9. How does Lennon create the imagery in the story "The Wrestling Dog"? What is the setting?

10. Describe the character of Frank in "No Flies on Frank."

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Lennon's treatment of women, minorities, and the disabled in his selections from the book. Are these satirical? If so, how?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the voice and tense of the following three selections ("Neville Club," "Randolf's Party," and "A Letter"). How does each affect the impression on the reader?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the themes which are prevalent in the works of In His Own Write as a whole. Which themes are the most predominant? What examples illustrate this?

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