The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Edward is so pleased. What does he wish?

2. Who does Bailey ask to be his lawyer?

3. As a child what does Henry find berry picking better than?

4. What does Henry assure Williams?

5. Why can Henry now leave the jail?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Henry makes a significant realization at the end of the play.

Part 1) What is this realization?

Part 2) What decision does it lead him to make?

Part 3) How does he feel about this decision?

Essay Topic 2

Henry is not afraid to stand up to authority.

Part 1) Use the play to support this statement.

Part 2) How are those around him affected by this attitude?

Part 3) How is authority affected by Henry's choices?

Essay Topic 3

One of the most important elements of Henry's character is his irreverent sense of humor.

Part 1) Give an example from the play showing his sense of humor.

Part 2) How does Henry use his sense of humor to reveal his beliefs?

Part 3) As the first act progresses, Henry's use of humor becomes less about wit and more about bitter social or political commentary. Give an example from the play to support this statement.

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