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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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

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 theme of jealousy is one that comes up often in the story itself. Longing for something that someone else has is natural, but it can have tragic consequences.

Part 1: Describe the jealousy that Gene and Finny feel.

Part 2: What does the jealousy of these two characters seem to cause for them and for their lives?

Part 3: What other ways is jealousy shown to affect the other characters in the novel?

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