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. Who is waiting outside the police station for Frank?

2. Where does Frank finally read Walter's letter?

3. What is Frank still doing on the holiday in Chapter 9?

4. What is behind Frank's house?

5. What do Frank and Vicki do first after Frank arrives at Vicki's father's house?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the search for Walter's daughter help Frank?

3. What does Frank become obsessed with after Ralph's death and why does Frank become obsessed with them?

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

5. On the way home from Vicki's father's on Easter, who does Frank think of and what does he do about it?

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

7. What does Frank do when he returns to his office in New York after Easter?

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

9. Who is waiting for Frank when he returns home from Detroit? What does this person want?

10. How did Frank find his welcoming at Berkshire College by the other professors?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

X feels bad and goes to meet Frank at the police station. X agrees to go to Walter's apartment with Frank because she is supportive of Frank at this time and wants to show sympathy. How does the theme of sympathy get portrayed in how X treats Frank? Give details and examples from the story to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

All people have changed throughout the story; however, some are more noticeable than others. Who do you believe has changed the most? Describe this change in detail, and support your answer with evidence from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Walter is a man who Frank meets as a member of the Divorced Men Club. Who is this Walter? Write a biography of Walter, giving as much information about Walter as you can provide. Give specific examples and details from the story to support your biography.

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