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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 profession is the woman in Chapter 7 well known for?

2. How many consecutive years is Snow Man named the horse of the year?

3. Where is the traveler sleeping when his van is broken into during Chapter 32's story?

4. What do all of the "Mama's Boys" that Harvey discusses in Chapter 4 have in common?

5. Why does the woman in Chapter 7 attempt to fake her own death?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the surprise ending of Rachmaninoff's story in Chapter 16?

2. What is General Taylor's missed opportunity in Chapter 30?

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

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

5. Which technique does Harvey use in "Seer Samuel"?

6. Why is Edzard's painting puzzling to people in Chapter 36?

7. How does an actress' past cause Harvey to include her story in Chapter 27?

8. What is the irony in Chapter 7?

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

10. What is the difference between the presumed subject of Chapter 10 and the story's actual subject?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how people's lives can be different than their reputations might indicate by using examples from Chapters 41 and 43. Specifically, provide a comparison between Bram Stoker's known mannerisms and his unknown frustrations, how they are discovered, and their role in his book. Also, describe Queen Victoria's disturbing hobby in Chapter 43 along with the way it is exposed.

Essay Topic 2

In "The Rest of the Story," Harvey proves that fortune can come from the most unlikely places. Compare and contrast the styles and techniques of the four different stories that feature wealth, charity, a theme of rags to riches, and/or inheritance.

Essay Topic 3

Perception is changed with Harvey's unveiling of key information in various stories. Select three examples of how the perception of people and/or events is altered by the information that Harvey reveals in each of them as well as the techniques that he uses in the process.

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