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. Why is Michael Reagan teased at Sunday school?

2. What does Harry begin to do every night before work in Part 2, Chapter 7?

3. How does Miss Woodson treat her students at King Edward's?

4. Where does Colin stay when his mother is in the hospital in Part 1, Chapter 5?

5. How does Stafford travel to and from school?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part 3, Chapter 16, how does Colin describe the teachers at his school?

2. How is Colin different from Andrew?

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

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

5. What happens when Colin hears a voice while working on the farm in Part 3, Chapter 14?

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

7. What happens during Colin's first day of school?

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

9. What does Colin look like after a day of working on the farm?

10. Why is Harry Saville impressed with Stafford in Part 3, Chapter 12?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Consider the role of women in Saville. What women were considered acceptable and which were not? What accounts for the differences? Are the women in this novel created any differently than the men? How so? What is the author saying about women in the 1930's? The 1970's? Currently?

Essay Topic 3

For much of this novel Harry involves himself in minor projects. Describe three of Harry's projects. How did these projects take up Harry's time? What did they provide him with?

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