Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. For which newspaper is White a campus reporter?
2. What does White befriend while vacationing in a small shack?
3. Which Kentucky newspaper publishes White's sonnet about a race's winning horse?
4. How does the New York Herald Tribune refer to White in their response to his criticism?
5. What concern does White have about additional editions of "Stuart Little"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does White write to Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter and the director of the Bronx Zoo respectively?
2. In another letter to Stanley, what does White say about his use of traction?
3. What joke does White make to his brother, Stanley, before having a hernia operation?
4. Why does Katharine hesitate before agreeing to marry White?
5. How does White revise his work to be included in the new edition of "The Elements of Style"?
6. What impulsive decision does White write to Katharine about in May, 1937?
7. Which ailment and animal's escapades does White write to his stepson and his wife about in 1968?
8. How does Hanna-Barbera acquire the rights to produce the animated motion picture version of "Charlotte's Web"?
9. What is "One Man's Meat"
10. How does White respond to a confused senior at Newton High School?
Analyze White's response to a letter by Cathy Durham about why he has not written another children's book. Include why he might have replied that way, the response of Cathy's librarian, and the solution that White's publisher develops for preventing any future issues.
Describe White's trip to Washington, including the events that lead up to it, the reasons he is hired by the Department of Facts and Figures, the difference between his original responsibility with his eventual role in the pamphlet, and his opinions of the meetings and process there. Also, provide an analysis of White's views on the war and the draft that he discusses in the letters he writes when he returns from Washington.
An editorial in the New York Herald Tribune outrages White, whose response sparks a public debate.
1) Explain the editorial that is published in the New York Herald Tribune and the "loyalty oath" it discusses.
2) Describe why White objects to the editorial and his letter to the New York Herald Tribune.
3) Explain the New York Herald Tribune's response to White and why they consider his thinking to be dangerous during that time in American history.
4) Analyze the irony in White's criticism of a newspaper publishing an opinion that he disagrees with.
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