Stop-time Short Essay - Answer Key

Frank Conroy
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1. What does the author say interrupted his life, in the prologue?

The author begins the prologue by describing his peaceful country life. He notes that it was occasionally interrupted by drunken visits to London and racing returns home in the middle of the night.

2. Who does the author recall in the first chapter, and what does he recall?

The author recalls his father in the first chapter. He remembers how his father died from cancer when he was 11 years old.

3. Where does the author describe the place where he attended school, in Chapter 1?

The author describes the school he went to called Freemont. He says it was "an experimental boarding school" in Pennsylvania.

4. What happened at the school the author attended in Chapter 1?

The author describes a boy named Ligget and a trial he and the other boys held for him. They accused him of being a racist, found him guilty unfairly, and his punishment was to be punched in the face by all 40 boys.

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