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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?



Essay Topics

With World War II looming in the background of this novel, the darker nature of the world outside of Devon is hard to escape.

Part 1: What does World War II symbolize in this novel?

Part 2: What is the significance of World War II to each of the characters in the novel?

Part 3: How does the war relate to the title of this book?

Leper is certainly a compelling character in this novel, causing the reader to be diverted from the stories of Finny and Gene from time to time.

Part 1: Why do you think Leper got his nickname? What does this seem to say about his personality and reputation?

Part 2: Why do you think Leper is a significant character in this story? What is his purpose in the story?

Part 3: Is Leper a sympathetic character? Why or why not?

Competition seems to be another large theme in this book, with the boys competing with each other for anything and everything they can.

Part 1: List three specific competitions the boys engage in.

Part 2: What does the competitive nature of Gene and Finny say about their friendship?

Part 3: Why do you think the author made Gene the one that excels in academics while Finny excels in sports?

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