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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is the wedding held?
2. Who cries throughout the proceedings?
3. Where is Ben's funeral held?
4. Who comes to visit Ben at Easter?
5. Who is especially sad to see Eugene go off to college?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
List several experiences in Eugene's life that helped him gain self confidence. Explain how each experience made a difference in his life. Do you think he possessed a healthy level of self confidence by the end of the book? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Recount the facts relating to the jobs the Gant boys were required to take on in the story. Explain how you think these jobs influenced their lives in both positive and negative ways. Overall, do you think these jobs had a more positive effect or negative effect on their lives?
Essay Topic 3
Give examples of the closeness of Ben and Eugene. Why do you think their relationship was so close? Who is responsible for having built such close ties Eugene or Ben? Explain your answer.
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