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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

What is the strongest theme in Nine Stories? Why does it leave such a lasting impression? Use specific examples from the book to explain your opinion.

Essay Topic 2

Dialogue is used heavily throughout the book. Cite examples of the use of dialogue that are especially memorable. Why is dialogue so important to this short story collection? How does it help the reader? What does dialogue keep from the reader?

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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