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. Leper insists that Gene must think he is a __________.

2. Finny admits that war must be real because it drove __________ crazy.

3. Finny says he can detect conspiracy and others can not because he has ____________.

4. What happens to Finny as he leaves the room?

5. Who is accused of being a naturalist?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Gene offer as an explanation for his disheveled appearance when Finny returns?

3. What does Finny decide to do in order to pass the time in the winter?

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

5. When Gene and Leper get into an argument, what does Leper accuse Gene of?

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

7. What does Finny do during the snowball fight with Gene and the others?

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

9. What do the students do when Finny falls down the stairs?

10. Describe the scene in the Butt Room.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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