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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 kind of singer sings at the buffet?
2. Where do the newlyweds spend their honeymoon?
3. Who does Cindy say got fresh with her?
4. What kind of car does Jamie Nunemacher buy?
5. What is Pru's surname?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Harry have to go along with Bessie and Janice's idea to take on Nelson?
2. How does Nelson react to his parents buying their own house?
3. What does Charlie say about the business?
4. What does Ma Springer call the family into the living room to talk about?
5. What do Nelson and Pru talk about in Ma Springer's big Chrysler?
6. How does Harry cope with sailing the tiller?
7. What do Nelson and Brew do at Slim's party?
8. How does Janice react when she sees the gold coins?
9. What do Pru and Nelson do in Brewer?
10. What lie does Harry tell Charlie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Look at the generation gap between the younger and older characters. What different experiences did both generations go through? What problems is the generation gap causing the characters? Is the generational gap expressed in Rabbit is Rich particularly wide during this time or is a wide generational gap common to all ages?
Essay Topic 2
Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the time period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?
Essay Topic 3
Choose one of the following and examine it what expresses about 1980s society:
1) The gold coins.
2) The lot.
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