The Dog of the South Test | Final Test - Hard

Charles Portis
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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. Which of the following is NOT true for Ray?

2. What purposed does Mrs. Symes want the person in #134 to use the money?

3. What has happened to Mrs. Symes' since Ray has been gone?

4. What is Ray's state of mind at this point in time?

5. What do Ray and the boys eat?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ray find at Leet's Motor Ranch that angers him?

2. What surprise does Ray get when he and Christine help at the hospital?

3. What happens on the way to the Dupree farm when Ray plans to make one final attempt to contact Norma?

4. What is the irony of Ray's trip to Belize given the current state of his marriage to Norm?

5. How is the tropical storm symbolic of Ray's life?

6. What is Dr. Symes' new plan for the island after he discovers some of his mother's insurance checks?

7. What becomes of Guy?

8. What is Ray's plan for whisking Norma away from the farm if he has no vehicle?

9. What is the reason that Norma had followed Guy during his travels?

10. What becomes of Ray and Norma after they return home?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Guy Dupree. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him during his lifetime?

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Ray Midge. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him during his lifetime?

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of the book's title? What are some other possible titles for the book? List at least five and cite your reasons for each.

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