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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Dr. Stanpole plan to do later that day?
2. Where do the students go to smoke?
3. Finny admits that he chose not to believe in the war because he couldn't ________ in it.
4. Who receives a cryptic telegram?
5. Who does Gene spend more time with?
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The scene when Finny and Gene are on the beach playing hooky is a touching one, though it seems while it is very important to both boys, the reactions are different from what the reader expects.
Part 1: Describe what happens between Gene and Finny when they are on the beach.
Part 2: Why can't Gene respond to Finny's statement?
Part 3: What does this scene seem to reveal to Gene (and to the reader) about Finny?
This section contains 1,568 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)