A Separate Peace Test | Final 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. Finny says he can detect conspiracy and others can not because he has ____________.

2. Where is Leper hiding?

3. Where has the writer of the cryptic telegram gone?

4. Who is the target of the fight during this chapter, once it's realized he continues to change sides?

5. Who disobeys the headmaster's order to return to his dorm room?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gene conclude about Leper's admittance that he escaped?

2. How does Finny response when Gene sneaks in to visit him?

3. What does Gene do when Finny expresses his shock and disappointment in the idea of Finny enlisting?

4. Why do the boys ridicule Quackenbush?

5. What does Finny say about the war?

6. Why does Leper decide to enlist in the war?

7. What does Gene note when he is making up Finny's bed for him?

8. What does the cryptic telegram reveal?

9. What does Brinker do as a result of Leper's enlistment?

10. What eventually happens when the boys realize what Finny is doing in #49?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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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