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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who sits in front of Rabbit at Jack Eccles' church service?
2. What derogatory term does Harry use to describe Harrison's role on the basketball team?
3. According to to Tothero in this section, youth is what two things?
4. What does Mr. Angstrom mistakenly call Eccles several times during his visit?
5. Where does Janice leave Rebecca while she cleans up the kitchen?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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
Essay Topic 2
Jack Eccles is one of the more dynamic figures in the novel. He represents a new attitude toward religion and its place in a modern world. Write an essay about Jack Eccles and his struggle with both the extremely traditional view of his vocation (as represented by Reverend Kruppenbach) and the secular modernist view (as represented by his wife). How does Eccles' relationship with Harry make manifest this inner struggle to understand his own faith?
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 321 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)