Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
While Gene is the narrator of the story, it seems most of the action and reaction in the story is related to Finny.
Part 1: Why is Gene the more important character in this novel?
Part 2: Why doesn't Finny make sense as the main character in this book?
Part 3: Is there another character you feel is even more important? Support your answer.
The two rivers in the book provide different elements and symbols to the storytelling.
Part 1: List the names of the two rivers in the novel and describe the location of each.
Part 2: What does each river seem to symbolize for the story?
Part 3: How is Gene comparable to each river?
The perception of the war is one that seems to change during the novel as well as fluctuate from the start to the finish of the novel.
Part 1: List the people in the novel who support the war. How do they show this support?
Part 2: List the people in the novel who do not support the war. How do they show their displeasure?
Part 3: What do you think the boys think of the war in general? Is this a 'good' or a 'bad' war? Support your answer.
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