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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What wounded animal is treated cruelly in the Memoir for Chapter 10?
2. What is the topic of the story in Chapter 15?
3. From where does Nick return in the story for Chapter 14?
4. What does Nick use for bait?
5. Who is Maera?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Develop a character study of Agnes von Kurowsky. Why is she important to Nick? Is it because she is caring for his physical wounds? Would Nick have fallen in love with Agnes if they had met in different circumstances? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the significance of the Memoir of Chapter 6 and the story that follows it--"A Very Short Story." How does the information in this Memoir flow into the Story? Is this different from the other examples in the book? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
In the story "The Battler" in Chapter 5, Nick is beaten by a train Brakeman but not punched at all by Ad Francis, a former prizefighter. Explain the irony in Nick's situation with these two different characters. What life lessons does Nick learn from each of them?
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