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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. After leaving Walter's apartment, what does Frank find himself doing?
2. Where does Frank stop on the way to see Vicki's father in Chapter 10?
3. What has Frank's state throughout the book been?
4. What does Frank suggest that Vicki and he do at her father's house?
5. Where does Vicki's father take Frank?
Essay Topic 1
Suicide is a very difficult thing to deal with. Even though Frank did not get along well with Walter, hearing of the suicide of Walter changed Frank and brought more despair and grief. Give examples from the story of how Frank dealt with Walter's suicide. Did the suicide bring up different feelings from those of the death of Frank's son Ralph? How? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout "The Sportswriter," there are many friendships that are established. Pick one friendship that is established and explain what characteristics makes this friendship specifically between the two friends mentioned. Students can choose from Vicki and Frank, Selma and Frank, X's father-in-law and Frank, Walter and Frank or any pair of characters from the story.
Essay Topic 3
Different people handle situations and feelings differently. How do Frank and X each handle their fear of commitment throughout the story? Compare and contrast using specific examples and details from the story.
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