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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. Which of the following conclusions does Mike Hanlon not make?
2. What kills Patrick Hockstetter?
3. To whom did the store owner of Derry report the presence of the gang?
4. Whose body do the Losers see in both 1958 and 1985 inside the tunnels?
5. What is the Silver Dollar?
Short Essay Questions
1. What promise do the Losers make in 1958 when they come out of the tunnels and how do they seal this promise?
2. How is the body of Patrick Hockstetter that the Losers see in the tunnel different in 1958 than in 1985.
3. How does Mike identify the beginning and end of the cycle described in the Third Interlude?
4. Describe Eddie's attempt to escape from Henry after he leaves the grocery store where he spent his allowance.
5. Who is at the dump when Beverly goes there alone to practice her slingshot and what does she see?
6. How does It die, and who kills It?
7. How is Henry Bowers killed and by whom?
8. Why do the Losers all go to 29 Neibolt Street together and what do they find?
9. Why does Claud Heroux attack the men at the Silver Dollar?
10. Describe the vision that Richie has as a result of the Indian ritual?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Ben Hanscom is hiding in the clubhouse, he dreams about the time he saw a mummy over the frozen canal. Tom and Audra, not members of the Losers Club but married to members, both have nightmares about the tunnels to which they have never been. Write an essay explaining the role of nightmares in the novel. What is the purpose of nightmares? What do nightmares represent? How do nightmares contribute to the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Various permutations of It spill out of sewer drains, toilets, and sinks. In fact, It's nest is right in the middle of the water tunnels beneath the town. How does the placement of It in the sewers support his purpose? Why do you think It chooses these places? Do you think that it would be less frightening if It appeared through other means?
Essay Topic 3
At one point in the novel, Bill Denbrough says, "The town is It, and It is the town." What does Bill mean by this? How are the town and It interconnected? Can It survive without the town? Can the town survive without It? What would Derry be like without It?
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