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. What job does Carl have for Sully?

2. Why does Sully agree to meet Carl at the donut shop?

3. With whom is Sully having an affair?

4. About what does Sully confront Clive Jr.?

5. What is one of the few restaurants in North Bath that is open year round?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Joyce and what is Miss Beryl's opinion of her?

2. What is the status of Sully's disability claim?

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

4. Describe the strange relationship between Carl and Sully.

5. Why is The Horse such a popular spot in New Bath?

6. What happens to the scheduled meeting Sully has with Miles Anderson?

7. Describe how Sully leads a strange existence.

8. What is Sully's relationship with his family?

9. Why does Peter call an ambulance for his father on Thanksgiving night?

10. Why do Sully and Ruth part angrily after Sully proposes marriage?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do a brief character sketch of Miss Beryl including positive and negative characteristics. What are her physical characteristics? What are her hopes and dreams? What is important to her at this point in time?

Essay Topic 2

Does Russo end the story on a note of hope for Sully, Carl and Peter or will they continue to struggle with their relationships and hopes for their lives? Give your perspective and two reasons to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

The frustration of unfulfilled affection touches several characters in the story. Name at least two characters who experience unfulfilled love and the situations that occur as a result.

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