Final Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Mrs. Springer calls, Janice tells her that Harry is where?
2. What is the basis for the new religion that Harry creates in his dream?
3. Which of the following is not a nickname that Eccles gives to one of his parishioners?
4. According to Mrs. Spring what do Harry and Nelson Angstrom have in common?
5. What does Harry accept from Eccles that he considers a "wafer of repentance"?
Essay Topic 1
John Updike - like Charles Dickens - makes use of evocative names to project character in this novel. Write an essay about three of these names. How do they reflect the essential personality of the person they denote? What does the reader expect with he or she reads these names?
Part 1) Harry Angstrom (strom means storm in German)
Part 2) Marty Tothero (tother means "the other" in Middle English)
Part 3) Jack Eccles
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
Harry Angstrom is often little more than a lost child in the novel. He constantly searches for a mentor, someone who can simply tell him the right way. Write an essay about three people Harry looks to for guidance. How do these people come into his life, and why does he look up to them? What advice do they give him? Does it help?
Part 1) Marty Tothero
Part 2) Jack Eccles
Part 3) Mr. Springer
This section contains 337 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)