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. Where is Leper hiding?

3. What is Finny's response to Gene's visit?

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

5. What does Dr. Stanpole plan to do later that day?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Finny say about the war?

3. Describe the scene in the Butt Room.

4. Where is the secret Christmas Location that Leper refers to?

5. What do Gene and the other boys volunteer to do to support the war effort?

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

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

8. What does Gene realize about Finny as he is being carried away by the others?

9. What does Brinker say to Gene about his new living situation?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of the war and enlisting seems to be on every boy's mind as they progress through the novel.

Part 1: List the characters who state they want to enlist in the war effort.

Part 2: Which of these characters actually do enlist in the war effort?

Part 3: What does the act of enlisting seem to symbolize for the boys in this story?

Essay Topic 2

From the very beginning, we learn that Gene will be the narrator from the story, but as with any narrator, a reader must question whether they can be trusted or not.

Part 1: Do you think Gene is a reliable narrator? Why or why not?

Part 2: In realizing that Gene might not be the most reliable narrator, how does this change your perception of the story and of Gene and Finny?

Part 3: What other character might prove to be a more reliable narrator? Support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

When one first reads "A Separate Peace," it seems Finny and Gene could not be more different in terms of their lives, goals, and outlooks. Is this really the case?

Part 1: Compare and contract Finny and Gene.

Part 2: How does the friendship between Finny and Gene change during the book?

Part 3: Would you say that Finny and Gene are more alike or more different? Support your answer.

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