Nine Stories Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What month is it when Lionel disappears in the story, Down at the Dinghy?

2. What is the farthest distance Lionel ever runs away to?

3. Where does the narrator accept a job in De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period?

4. Where do the Ellenborgens live?

5. What does Lionel promise his mother recently?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

New York and Connecticut are widely used throughout the book. What generalizations can be made about each city after having read Nine Stories? Do you want to go to either place? Do you live in either place? Does the story collection make you want to visit either place? Use examples from the book to explain your answers.

Essay Topic 2

What do we learn about World War II throughout Nine Stories? Why is it such a prevalent theme throughout this collection of short stories?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast your favorite story from Nine Stories to your least favorite story. Explain what you like and dislike from each story. Use specific examples from the book.

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