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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. How much money has Colin saved up to take with him when he leaves Saxton?
2. What does Colin argue with Steve about in Part 5, Chapter 26?
3. How do Colin's students react to him in the classroom in Part 5, Chapter 28?
4. What do Ellen and Colin argue over in Part 5, Chapter 27 that makes her say he is bitter?
5. What does Ellen tell Colin about Steven in Part 5, Chapter 26?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Elizabeth view Colin on their first date?
2. In Part 4, Chapter 23, what two things does Colin come to envy about Stafford?
3. What happens during Colin's medical exam in Part 4, Chapter 23?
4. How does Michael react to his father's death?
5. What happens when Harry talks to Colin about Andrew for the first time?
6. Summarize what happens at the train station when Colin finally leaves Saxton?
7. What does Colin do before Margaret visits his parents' house for the first time?
8. What are some of the things that happen during the party in Part 4, Chapter 19?
9. What happens when Colin goes out with Audrey for the first time?
10. What does Mr. Gannon think when he visits the Savilles in Part 4, Chapter 21?
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
Colin is very concerned with being able to take care of his parents. How does Colin try to care for his parents? How do they receive his help? Why is it so important to Colin to provide for them? How does this develop Colin as a character?
Essay Topic 3
The class system is Saville is very clear. Describe the divides in Colin's society and where Colin fits in among them. What is the author saying about social class? Is it possible to move up in social class?
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