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. What is the result of #57?
2. Who hates this new rule as described in #37?
3. What kind of record did Finny break?
4. Has Gene ever injured himself by jumping from the branch?
5. When does Gene travel to return to Devon?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who are the four boys that are with Gene as he stands by the tree?
2. What is Gene the only witness to?
3. When Gene is working hard to catch up on his trigonometry, what does Finny accuse him of?
4. What is donated to the war effort by Devon?
5. Why does Finny suddenly begin to believe that the war is real?
6. What does Gene realize about the rivalry between Finny and himself?
7. What does Brinker do as a result of Leper's enlistment?
8. What is Finny's mistake that he makes when having tea with the substitute headmaster Mr. Patch-Wilders?
9. What does Gene feel about the war that Brinker says was started by older generations but now must be finished by younger generations?
10. How does Finny response when Gene sneaks in to visit him?
Essay Topic 1
The relationship between Finny and Gene is a complex one, even bordering on codependent in nature, with one having to help the other in order for the other to cope.
Part 1: Describe the ways in which Gene relies on Finny for his sense of self esteem, and vice versa with Finny.
Part 2: Would you consider their friendship healthy or unhealthy? Support your answer.
Part 3: What changes might be made to their friendship that might make it more positive?
Essay Topic 2
There is a vast difference in the personalities of the boys between the Summer and Fall sessions.
Part 1: Compare and contrast the rules at Devon at the Summer and Fall Sessions.
Part 2: How do the characters change between these two sessions?
Part 3: What does the change between these two sessions seem to symbolize in reference to the time period and the characters?
Essay Topic 3
Finny's fall becomes the focus of the story, and one that affects each of the characters in a different way.
Part 1: Describe the events that led up to Finny's accident.
Part 2: How is Finny affected by the fall? Compare and contrast his personality before and after the fall.
Part 3: How is Gene affected by Finny's fall? Compare and contrast his personality and actions before and after the fall.
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