The Sportswriter 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 does Frank believe he has finally found at the end of the story?

2. What is behind Frank's house?

3. Where is Walter's child said to be in the letter?

4. How does Frank find Cade?

5. Who does Frank try to please by eating seconds at Vicki's dad's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Upon returning from Detroit, detail the conversation and Frank's reaction when Walter tells Frank about his male encounter.

2. Explain how Frank got a job offer to teach at Berkshire College.

3. Why does X become uncomfortable at Walter's apartment and what does Frank do to make her feel this way?

4. Where is Frank at when he is making a phone call after leaving Wade's house and what happens while he is making a call?

5. Detail the trip to Vicki's fathers home for Easter dinner.

6. What does Frank do after leaving Walter's apartment?

7. What does Walter want to talk to Frank about after Frank returns from Detroit?

8. What does Frank do once he sees a woman he believes he knows in a catalog?

9. What does Vicki share with Frank about Frank's doctor on Easter?

10. Throughout the story, how has Frank shown growth in dealing with women?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Frank's depression and despair, he finds himself very vulnerable of people and things around him, thus making him jealous easily. Give two specific examples from the book of who Frank becomes jealous of. Why is he jealous of these people, and how does he handle the jealousy?

Essay Topic 2

When there is a break up or divorce, there are usually issues of trust. Explain the issues of trust that lay between Frank and X. Also, does this issue of trust extend further than just within their relationship or has it now affected trust issues with other people in their lives? Give specific details and examples from the book to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

There are several characters in this book who seem to have no direction in their life. Students will choose one of the following characters from the book; Frank, Walter, or X. Students will then write about how the book details or shows this character has no direction in their life and how they are lost in a quiet despair.

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