Saville Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Harry start building the bomb shelter?

2. How does Harry know the friend he runs into while at the seashore in Part 1, Chapter 3?

3. In Part 3, Chapter 12, what happens when Harry comes to one of Colin's games?

4. Who do the Savilles run into while sledding in Part 2, Chapter 10?

5. In what event does Colin place second in the spring track meet?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the house the Savilles move into just outside of Saxton.

2. What were the results of the entrance exam for Colin and his friends?

3. How does inventing affect Harry in Part 2, Chapter 7?

4. How is Ellen able to tell when Colin takes Steven to the hut?

5. How does Harry feel about his family's vacation to the seashore?

6. What happens when Colin helps a fellow student at school in Part 3, Chapter 13?

7. What makes the food the Savilles serve Stafford in Part 3, Chapter 15 so special?

8. In Part 2, Chapter 8, how does Harry treat Colin's practice tests?

9. What happened when Colin and Harry went into the city in Part 1, Chapter 4?

10. Why does Colin get in trouble with his father in Part 2, Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Colin to his brothers. Consider their aspirations, actions, and passions. How they are treated within the Saville family?

Essay Topic 2

What is the message this author creates about the military? Examine the characters that are either veterans, in the military or considering the military as a career. How are they described? Are their story lines positive or negative? How so?

Essay Topic 3

Because of the loss of Andrew, the Savilles have tension in their marriage from the start. Describe the tension that Harry and Ellen face throughout the novel. What aggravates their tension? Do they have a resolution? What is the author's commentary on their marriage?

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