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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Rabbit imagine when Dr. Crowe says Janice is being prepared?
2. What does Janice refuse to do since coming home from the hospital?
3. Why does Janice agree to roll over for Harry in bed?
4. How many hours was Janice in labor with Nelson?
5. Who does Harry agree should see Janice before he does?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Harry Angstrom feels terrorized by both his parents and his in-laws. They, in turn, are sharply and painfully divided in their opinions to of his actions. Write an essay regarding the parents in RABBIT, RUN, dividing them into those that fiercely support Harry and those that grow to revile him. Why do some stick by him? What does he mean to these people?
Essay Topic 2
Harry Angstrom is a classic American man-child, a grown figure who has not been able to develop emotionally past his adolescence. Write an essay about the stunted development of Harry, focusing on his relationship to those older than him and to women. Who does he look to for guidance, and how does he expect it to be given? What is his attitude toward sex and fidelity?
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?
This section contains 316 words
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