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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who calls the narrator's name at the start of Chapter 197?
2. Why did Father kill the dog?
3. Where does the narrator's mother live?
4. Who told the narrator to write descriptions?
5. Why did the narrator feel giddy and sick at the train station?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why does the novel end so suddenly, unlike the start of the novel which takes a while to build? Please discuss the novel's pace and use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
In what way does the author try to reveal Christopher's disability? What writing techniques does he use to try to convey his disability? What style techniques does he use to try to convey his disability? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Death is a theme in the book with Christopher believing that his mother is dead and discovering a dead Wellington on the lawn. However, it is through Wellington's death that Christopher discovers his mother is alive. Why do you think Christopher's father told Christopher that his mother was dead? Why would he create the story about Mother dying at the hospital? Did Father's action symbolize his burying of his relationship with mother? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
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