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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Lucy Eccles, of what is Harry not afraid?
2. According to Mrs. Spring what do Harry and Nelson Angstrom have in common?
3. Why does Janice fear she will stab Rebecca if she tries to change her diaper?
4. What noise wakes Nelson in this section?
5. Why does Janice ask Harry for a quarter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Harry Angstrom is referred to often by his old nickname, Rabbit. The names Harry and Rabbit become virtually interchangeable. Write an essay on the symbolic significance of this nickname. How did Harry get it, and why is he alright with it sticking as it does? What does the nickname mean in terms of his worldview? His reliability? His idea of self?
Essay Topic 2
Marty Tothero seems like a cautionary figure when the prodigal Harry shows up at the Sunshine Athletic Association. He is separated from his wife, living in a storage closet, and occasionally attached to a likely prostitute. Write an essay about Tothero and Harry as kindred souls. What warnings does Tothero make to Harry? How does Harry feel like Tothero in his second date with Ruth and Margaret? Why does Harry always want to get away from Tothero?
Essay Topic 3
Harry Angstrom hold three jobs over the course of Rabbit, Run. Write an essay in three parts, examining these different jobs and what they say about his attitude toward work in general. Does he believe he can do better than these jobs? Which does he like best? What bothers him about he jobs he dislikes?
Part 1) Magipeel Demonstrator
Part 2) Mrs Smith's gardener
Part 3) Car salesman
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