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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Billy tell Jody to do after he is done helping with the birth?

2. What does Grandfather say has happened to his appetite for "westering"?

3. What items are in the mailbox when Jody returns home from school in Chapter 3?

4. What does Jody have to eat at Jess Taylor's ranch in Chapter 3?

5. What is Carl carrying in his hand when he first makes an appearance in Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jody spends a lot of time alone on the ranch. Choosing three specific instances where Jody is spending time alone, discuss what each instance shows the reader about Jody's personality (through what Jody chooses to do -- or not to do -- while spending time with himself).

Essay Topic 2

Was it fair for Billy Buck to continue to encourage Jody about his pony's health, even as the pony continued to get sicker and sicker? Present three reasons why this was or was not appropriate for Billy Buck to do, making sure to use quotations from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

Chapter 3 has significantly more violence than the other chapters in the book. Discuss at least 2 instances where violence appears and what Steinbeck is trying to convey by putting violence into an otherwise non-violent text.

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