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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What psychological term does Lucy Eccles explain to Joyce after church?
2. Who does Harry agree should see Janice before he does?
3. Who made Janice switch obstetricians when she became pregnant a second time?
4. How many month's have passed since Janice last paid rent on the apartment?
5. Who is Harry surprised to see come into the club where he and Ruth are drinking?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Midway through the novel, Harry Angstrom is completely at ease with his abandonment of his family. He believes that the universe wants him to seek out his own way, and to hell with the rest. Write an essay charting Harry's attitude toward personal responsibility, Who does he think pays the price for his decisions? What occurs that makes him change his mind? What is his attitude at the end of the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Updike spends much time creating the world of the novel with evocative descriptions of Mt. Judge and Brewer. This area of Pennsylvania is as much a character of the novel as any person. Write an essay about the setting of the novel. How does Harry Angstrom react to it? What does he feel about it? Does anyone in the novel every leave the area? How many people express any desire to do so?
Essay Topic 3
The specter of death is ambiguous in RABBIT, RUN. It is at once remote and inconceivable, and sudden and horrific. Some characters have come to expect it at any moment, while others are suddenly struck down by it. Focusing on Tothero, Mrs. Smith, and Rebecca Angstrom, write an essay on death in the novel. How do characters understand the end of their lives? How do survivors cope with it?
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