Nine Stories 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. 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

Why is Eloise so consumed by her daughter's imaginary friends in the story, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut? Why is she so eager for the imaginary friends to go away? Why are both imaginary friends male? Does that affect Eloise's hatred of them? Use examples from the story to explain your answers.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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