Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha 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. Who owns a farm that Paddy and his friends enjoy playing in?

2. What chore must Paddy do every Sunday before Mass?

3. How does Paddy's ma fasten Paddy's trousers when she cannot zip them?

4. When does Paddy's hero from his favorite story die?

5. What is Sinbad's actual first name?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does the Clarke family go for Sinbad's Holy Communion and what happens when they are there?

2. Describe Paddy's relationship with his ma.

3. What happens to Kevin's brother when he gets into big trouble?

4. What happens when Paddy and his father go to the library?

5. Using details from the text, describe what it was like taking a family photo in the Clarke household.

6. Describe what happens when Miss Watkins brings in a tea-towel with the Proclamation of Independence on it into Paddy's classroom.

7. Using details from the text, describe how Paddy's fort under the table is an indication that Paddy still wants to be a child.

8. What are some of the random facts that Paddy tells the reader he learned from reading?

9. Paddy states in the novel that the story of Father Damien was the best story Paddy ever read. Why does Paddy enjoy this story?

10. When does Paddy's da usually teach Paddy new songs and what are some of the songs Paddy's father taught him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using details from the text, describe how American influence played a role in the novel. Was it just a one time occurrence or were there several occurrences? List any occurrences that may have appeared and use details from the text and class discussion to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Paddy's relationship with his da. Do they have a good relationship? Why or why not? How does Paddy's relationship with his da compare to the relationship Liam/Aidan have with their da? What similarities do Paddy and his da share?

Essay Topic 3

How are the elements of conflict presented in the novel? Is Paddy the only character that has a conflict or are there others? Use details from the class discussion and the text to support your answers.

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