A Separate Peace Test | 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 is ridiculed for wanting to finish school before enlisting?

2. What kind of text does Gene read Finny a poor translation of?

3. Who is waiting for Gene when he returns to his dorm room?

4. What doesn't Gene do in response to #166?

5. How does Gene make nice with the answer to #140?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The trial that seeks to prove Gene's guilt in Finny's accident is a haunting scene that seems to have numerous outcomes, beyond that which occurs in the Assembly Room.

Part 1: Describe what happens during the trial scene between Finny, Gene, and the others present.

Part 2: How does the trial affect Gene?

Part 3: How does the trial affect Finny?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The relationship between Finny and Gene is a complex one, even bordering on codependent in nature, with one having to help the other in order for the other to cope.

Part 1: Describe the ways in which Gene relies on Finny for his sense of self esteem, and vice versa with Finny.

Part 2: Would you consider their friendship healthy or unhealthy? Support your answer.

Part 3: What changes might be made to their friendship that might make it more positive?

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