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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. What comes out of the cupboard in the house on Neibolt Street, frightening Beverly?
2. Why do the children leave It in It's nest in 1958?
3. What do the children tell Bill's parents they are going to do the night they make silver slugs?
4. Which member of the Loser's club does It disguise itself as?
5. Who calls the police after Eddie breaks his arm?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the results of the rock fight in the gravel pit.
2. What promise do the Losers make in 1958 when they come out of the tunnels and how do they seal this promise?
3. How is the Bradley Gang killed?
4. Describe the Ritual of Chud.
5. How does Mike identify the beginning and end of the cycle described in the Third Interlude?
6. Why and how did Patrick Hockstetter kill his infant brother when he was in kindergarten?
7. How do the other patrons in the bar react when Claud Heroux pulls out his ax and begins attacking people?
8. Describe the vision that Richie has as a result of the Indian ritual?
9. Describe Eddie's attempt to escape from Henry after he leaves the grocery store where he spent his allowance.
10. Why do the Losers all go to 29 Neibolt Street together and what do they find?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sexuality seems to surround Beverly, the only female member of the Losers Club. How does sexuality surround Beverly? Why do you think all of the sexuality of the book seems to surround Beverly? What does this say about this character? Why is sexuality important to the novel? Is sexuality considered a positive or negative influence in Derry?
Essay Topic 2
In the novel, there is an emphasis on hate crimes and crimes of discrimination. Adrian is attacked because he is a homosexual. The Black Spot is burned down by members of what seem to be the KKK. And, Beverly is abused by her husband, presumably because he believes that women have their place. Explain the connections between hate crimes in the novel. How is discrimination played out? Why do you think King chose to use these themes within his novel?
Essay Topic 3
In the novel, there is an emphasis on time and the presence of time cycles. What is significant about the portrayal of these cycles? Why do you think the author chooses to portray events as happening in these cycles? What examples does Mike Hanlon provide to support his argument that things happen in cycles?
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