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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 does the werewolf in the house on Neibolt Street do to Ben?
2. Where does It emerge from in the house on Neibolt Street?
3. What does Henry Bowers do to Mike Hanlon when he attacks him as an adult?
4. What causes Bill to remember his father's warning that it is easy to get lost in the tunnels in 1958?
5. Why do the Losers decide not to call the police in reaction to Henry's death?
Short Essay Questions
1. How and where do the children make the silver slugs?
2. How does Beverly Marsh solve the problem when everyone is frightened, lost, and pulling away from each other in the caves in 1958? What is the result of her actions?
3. Describe the vision Bill Denbrough has when he is battling It telepathically.
4. What promise do the Losers make in 1958 when they come out of the tunnels and how do they seal this promise?
5. Why does Mike Hanlon think he will forget the events of their experience with It?
6. Why do the Losers all go to 29 Neibolt Street together and what do they find?
7. Describe the vision that Richie has as a result of the Indian ritual?
8. Describe Eddie's attempt to escape from Henry after he leaves the grocery store where he spent his allowance.
9. Why and how did Patrick Hockstetter kill his infant brother when he was in kindergarten?
10. What happens when Audra first wakes up from her nightmare in the hotel room and how does she react?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
The children build a clubhouse under the ground, covering it with grass strips so that it cannot be found. What does the idea of a clubhouse mean? Do you think having a place to meet brought the children closer together? Explore ideas of place and space to define how the clubhouse is used in the novel. What value do the Losers place on the clubhouse?
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