The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel Test | Mid-Book 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. What does Henry do after firing his shot?

2. Where does Henry find himself, in Chapter 7?

3. What does Henry sell to Don Williams?

4. What does Henry stop for, in Chapter 5?

5. What is set on fire during the housewarming party?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Henry's arrival at Van Hoss's place.

2. How does Henry get across the country without much money?

3. Describe Henry's house in El Culito.

4. How does Henry fall in love with the West?

5. What causes Henry Lightcap to think of Red Ginter?

6. When and why does Henry begin hitchhiking?

7. What do Henry's parents say about him?

8. Who is Red Ginter and what role does he play in Henry Lightcap's childhood?

9. What is Henry's plan when he sets out on his trip?

10. What is Henry's dog's name, and what is its symbolism?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How important is Henry's childhood on the events that followed? What aspects of it were most formative? What formative influences did he feel later in life?

Essay Topic 2

What is Henry Lightcap's best relationship in 'Fool's Progress', and what makes it dearest to him? What relation does this relationship have with his other relationships?

Essay Topic 3

Assess the value of Henry Lightcap's lifestyle. Is it a desirable lifestyle? Is it undesirable? Why? What are the pleasures Henry knows, and what are the consequences of those pleasures? Would this lifestyle be right for you? Why or why not?

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