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. What happens to Finny as he leaves the room?

2. What does Leper say he can expect from the room in #135?

3. What does Leper confess to having?

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

5. Who comes into the room after the commotion between Gene and Leper?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Leper's explanation for his desertion of the Army?

4. Why do the boys ridicule Quackenbush?

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

6. Why does Finny suddenly begin to believe that the war is real?

7. Describe the scene in the Butt Room.

8. What does Finny say about the war?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

It is Gene who feels responsible for Finny's fall, and the guilt follows him throughout the book.

Part 1: What happened to case Gene's guilt about Finny's fall?

Part 2: Do you think Gene caused Finny to fall? Why or why not?

Part 3: Even though Finny tells Gene that it wasn't his fault, why can't Gene let go of his guilt?

Essay Topic 3

Competition seems to be another large theme in this book, with the boys competing with each other for anything and everything they can.

Part 1: List three specific competitions the boys engage in.

Part 2: What does the competitive nature of Gene and Finny say about their friendship?

Part 3: Why do you think the author made Gene the one that excels in academics while Finny excels in sports?

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