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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are the names of Jack's aunt and uncle who are in the house for Dale's homecoming?
2. For what orchestra does Jack play?
3. What happens when the Yegudkins are on their way to Siberia?
4. How does Jack react to his father's exposing his family's writings?
5. Who is on the sidewalk with Jack as he leaves his lesson to go home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
As Yegudkin plays the horn, Jack is carried away by the man's skill and art. Describe the scene, and discuss the images used to describe Yegudkin's playing.
Essay Topic 2
Of all the characters in the story, Betty Hawthorne has the most stability. Discuss her support system, and how her traditional role as a wife and mother help her cope with the death of her son.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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