My Life and Hard Times Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Where does Muggs go when Thurber punishes him?

2. What does Thurber say he can't hold down in certain moods?

3. What kind of sounds does Bassum make to help Boleciecwcz?

4. What does Thurber say about the event at Thurber's house?

5. What word best describes the Scarlet Tornado ride?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the Thurbers do with Muggs when he dies?

2. How does Thurber get out of the draft?

3. How does Mother respond to accusations that Muggs bites people?

4. Why does Vashti's lover leave her?

5. What problems does Father have with the servants?

6. Describe the Thurber's other two dogs mentioned in this chapter.

7. How do people try to avoid the army?

8. What does Thurber say about hypnotism?

9. How does Bassum try to help Bolenciecwcz pass his exams?

10. What does Thurber claim happen to all men from Columbus who try to travel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are Thurber's opinions on war and the military? How does he express these opinions?

Essay Topic 2

How has the Civil War affected Grandfather? In what way is Grandfather's life at odds with 20th century society?

Essay Topic 3

Look at the generation gap between younger and the older characters. What different experiences did both generations go through? What problems is the generation gap causing the characters?

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