Nobody's Fool Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Bootsie angry at Rub on Thanksgiving?

2. What does Carl give Sully on Friday morning?

3. Who is Peter's other son?

4. With whom is Sully having an affair?

5. Who is Carl Roebuck's secretary?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Deidre and why does Peter call her on Thanksgiving evening?

2. What will happen to Sully if he is found to be working?

3. How does Miss Beryl know that Mrs. Gruber has betrayed her?

4. How much does Sully heed Wirf's advice?

5. Describe the strange relationship between Carl and Sully.

6. What is Miss Beryl's relationship with her son, Clive Jr.?

7. Is it easy for people to have any privacy in North Bath?

8. Why is Sully ignoring the advice about how to take care of his injured knee?

9. Describe how Sully leads a strange existence.

10. What plans does Sully have for Thanksgiving dinner?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe The Horse. What is its role in the community? Is it typical of establishments in small towns in America?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses several instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role of women in the late 20th century when the women in the novel are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms do they have that women in prior times did not have?

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