An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Test | Lesson Plans 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 did the soldier ask Peyton regarding directions?

2. What does Peyton think about his opportunity to serve in the war?

3. What does Peyton do while waiting for an opportunity to serve the South?

4. What did the soldier see lying against the pier the last time he was at the bridge?

5. Who is with Peyton when he is approached by someone at his property?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is your opinion of Peyton Farquhar? Do you think he was a willful man bent on his own destruction for his own purposes? Or is he someone to be pitied for his misguided sense of loyalty and duty? Or is he someone else entirely? State your position on Peyton and support your answer with rationale.

Essay Topic 2

Note the shifts in point of view in the story, sometimes even within the same part. Cite at least two examples of the shift in point of view and support your answers with reasons the author chose to write the story in this way.

Essay Topic 3

Describe some of the settings for the story. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Bierce choose to use these places in the story?

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