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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Dale react to being home?
2. What does Jack to do avoid family togetherness since his father's return?
3. To whom is Yegudkin giving the Alexander?
4. What is Phoebe doing during the homecoming?
5. What does Jack say to his father while he stands in the living room door?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Dale Hawthorne is described as being in the throws of a religious crisis after the death of his son. What is his spiritual crisis, and how does he deal with it?
Essay Topic 2
Jack's mother says "that horn's his whole world." Is this indeed true? What else does Jack have in his life?
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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