Final Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who comes into the room after the commotion between Gene and Leper?
2. Who does Gene spend more time with?
3. Who receives a cryptic telegram?
4. Where does Leper guide Gene once he arrives?
5. Who do the boys fetch to give first aid to Finny?
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
The death of Finny is a scene that shocks the reader, and yet at the same time, it almost seems a blessing for this character.
Part 1: Why was Finny's original accident the worst thing that could have happened to him?
Part 2: How does Finny handle his initial accident as compared to his second accident?
Part 3: Do you think the death of Finny was necessary to tell this story? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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