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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. When does Richie come to from his vision?
2. What has happened to the ink with which Mike wrote his friends' numbers?
3. The children become lost in the tunnels. When do they find their way?
4. In 1958, how does Bill Denbrough battle It in the tunnels?
5. Where does Mike Hanlon first see Henry after the meeting is adjourned in the library?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why and how did Patrick Hockstetter kill his infant brother when he was in kindergarten?
2. What happens when Audra first wakes up from her nightmare in the hotel room and how does she react?
3. Who is at the dump when Beverly goes there alone to practice her slingshot and what does she see?
4. Describe Bill and Audra Denbrough's preparation for and ride together on Silver.
5. How do the Losers respond when Henry is killed?
6. Why do the Losers all go to 29 Neibolt Street together and what do they find?
7. How is the Bradley Gang killed?
8. Describe Eddie's attempt to escape from Henry after he leaves the grocery store where he spent his allowance.
9. Describe Bill Denbrough's encounter with Georgie in the tunnels.
10. Why does Claud Heroux attack the men at the Silver Dollar?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Often in novels, authors use one or more of the characters to argue their own viewpoints. What character or set of characters do you think that King uses to communicate his own viewpoints? Is there a specific character that can be defined as Stephen King?
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
Georgie Denbrough is presented at the beginning of the book as an innocent kid. Even his name, Georgie, suggests innocence and naivete. His life is suddenly torn away from him by It, disguised as Pennywise the Clown, who rips off his arm from the sewer drain. How do Georgie and It function as archetypal depictions of good and evil? Do you think these are the best representations of good and evil in the novel? Or would you argue there are stronger representations?
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