It Test | Mid-Book 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. Why does Richie Tozier go over the Bill Denbrough's house?

2. When Bill Denbrough goes to the pharmacy, why does he have to write his request down instead of saying it?

3. Ben Hanscom begins to remember details of his childhood ____________.

4. What is a common feature of what the characters see on their walking tours?

5. Where does Adrian win his hat?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Eddie Cochran's disappearance not initially reported by his parents?

2. What happens when Beverly calls out to the voices she hears in the drain and how does she react?

3. What is the subject of the movies the Richie, Ben, and Beverly see? What does Richie see in the house on Neibolt Street? Are these connected?

4. How is Dorsey Cochran killed and why is it significant?

5. How does Georgie die and who kills him?

6. Why does Ben run away from Henry on the last day of school and what happens?

7. What do the fortune cookies the waitress brings at the local restaurant have inside?

8. What do Eddie and Bill build together and where do they build it?

9. What story does Bill tell the other boys at the dam and how do they respond?

10. Why is Adrian confronted for his "I love Derry" hat?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Several scenes from the novel take place inside of the library. What scenes take place here? Why do they take place here? What significance does the library have? What does the library represent? Do we see an exchange of ideas in the library? Is the library filled with knowledge or with evil? Are they different?

Essay Topic 2

Various crimes are described in the novel. How do you think crimes are connected to It? Explain the connections between the crimes of people and the evil of It.

Essay Topic 3

Many people place a lot of weight on names. In the book, Claud Heroux serves almost as a vigilante figure, killing those who have committed crimes against the innocent. Do you think his name, which could be pronounced "hero," is earned? Do you think this name was given intentionally for this reason? Do you think Heroux can be seen as a hero in the novel? Why or why not? Support your response with evidence from the book.

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