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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 does Doyle become before writing about Sherlock Holmes?

2. What part of the armed services does DeForest join in Chapter 25?

3. How much does the neighbor offer to pay Harry for the horse in "Snow Man"?

4. According to Harvey in Chapter 24, what age does Cornbury begin wearing women's clothing?

5. Who is responsible for putting the book of short news stories together?

Short Essay Questions

1. What lesson is outlined in "Strong Man's Weakness"?

2. Which two events does Harvey discuss in "The Night Sin City Died"?

3. What unusual method for composing operas does Wagner use in "Wagner's Collaborator"?

4. What irony do the Mennonites enjoy in "The Truth of Grain"?

5. Who is "The Reluctant Vampire," and what is his story?

6. What issue does Harvey explore in the historical setting of Chapter 28?

7. What is the invention of Dr. Joseph in Chapter 34, and what is its purpose?

8. How does Harvey describe the inspiration of a literary character in Chapter 13?

9. Which similarities of the two ships are the most astonishing in "Futility"?

10. What is the foreshadowing used in "Snow Man"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Irony is the most widely used technique in "The Rest of the Story." Choose three separate examples from the book and explain how irony is used in a different form for each one. Also, provide an analysis of Harvey's choice of techniques for the varying ironic situations.

Essay Topic 2

Harvey points out the reasons behind some of the most interesting topics in his stories. Think of three examples of stories that explain a previously unknown reason for something. Analyze the methods that Harvey uses to accomplish this in the different settings.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the importance of persistence by using the following stories as examples: Humphrey Bogart's refusal to be typecast in Chapter 25; the eventful publishing of Clarence Shepard Day's book in Chapter 51; Babe Ruth's acting setbacks in Chapter 52; and Colonel Sanders' unyielding desire to reject retirement and find a career that he enjoys in Chapter 54.

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