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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Sherrie react when Henry and Kwang show up at her home?
2. Why does Henry become angry with Hoagland?
3. Does Henry suspect that his company is responsible for what happened at Kwang's offices?
4. What happens to most of the members of the money club?
5. How much longer does Henry say he will work for Hoagland?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Henry spends a great deal of time remembering things from his childhood. In most cases he recalls something his father did or said. Write an essay that explores Henry's childhood. Did Henry have a "normal" childhood? What are some of the happier moments? What are some of the sadder moments? How old was he when his mother died and what impact did her death have on his life?
Essay Topic 2
Henry's father is a character that appears purely in the past. Since he died before the outset of Native Speaker, he only exists in Henry's mind in the form of memories. Write an essay that analyzes Henry's father. Why is he an important character? What role does he play throughout the plot of the story? What are some of the lessons Henry learned from him while growing up? How well did Henry handle the death of his father?
Essay Topic 3
Henry is a character who internally struggles with his identity. Is he American or Korean? He can never fully answer the question. Write an essay that explores the struggles Henry goes through as he attempts to discover his racial identity. Where did Henry's struggle with identity begin? Who is at fault for the way he views himself? Did his father and mother ever question their identities or Korean heritage?
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