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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Jack think about while preparing the cow for the milking machine later in evening after his lunch with Phoebe?
2. In what orchestra does Yegudkin play before he comes to New York?
3. For what orchestra does Jack play?
4. What does Jack conclude about his teacher?
5. What is an "Alexander?"
Essay Topic 1
As he is working on the tractor after his brother's death, Jack sees the field he is plowing and sees "stones lay everywhere, yellowed in the sunlight, a field of misshapen skulls." Discuss this image.
Essay Topic 2
How is Jack's experience with death and loss similar to that of Yegudkin? How is it different?
Essay Topic 3
Although this is a piece of fiction, Gardner did live on a farm and did run over his brother with a tractor when they were young. Does it help or hinder to know the basis of this story is part of the writer's experience?
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