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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. As long as Ben is conscious what will he not allow?
2. Who comes to visit Eugene at school?
3. How does Eugene travel back to Altamont?
4. What family is particularly noted as being present at the funeral?
5. Where is Ben's funeral held?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Gant family traveled much more than most families traveled in the early 1900s. How do you think the amount of travel effected the lives of the different members of the family and how did it effect the family as a whole?
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
Steve the eldest son of Eliza and Gant is portrayed as developing more of Gant's negative traits than the other boys. Do you think this is an accurate portrayal? Fully explain your answer.
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