An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 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. In what state does Peyton live?

2. At what time of day is Peyton approached by someone at his property?

3. Who approaches Peyton and his wife as they sit outside their home?

4. Who gets the water for the soldier?

5. What does Peyton ask the soldier?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE is a classic escape from reality story. What does that classification entail? Why does this story fit into this category?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the role of Mrs. Farquhar in the story. How is she perceived by her husband? By the soldier in gray? Do you think she had any idea that her husband was going to put his life in jeopardy? How do you think she found out that her husband was hanged by the Federal army? Write an essay encompassing all these facets of Mrs. Farquhar from the limited information available about her.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of man's inhumanity to man. Identify at least two examples about man's inhumanity to man in the book and provide support for your answers.

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