The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel Test | Final 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 Will find when he returns from the war?

2. Why doesn'tt Henry meet Claire in Denver before she leaves for college?

3. How does Claire pick Henry up?

4. Where does Henry stop, at the beginning of Chapter 21?

5. How is Solstice looking, at the beginning of Chapter 21?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Henry's state, in Chapter 13, as he drives eastward.

2. Describe Joe's funeral.

3. How does Claire die?

4. What does Henry think about finding the job of forest ranger?

5. Describe Henry's interview with Gibbs Pratt.

6. What does Henry lose on his way home?

7. What happens to Henry and Claire's daughter?

8. What are Henry's thoughts when he arrives in St. Louis?

9. Describe Solstice's death.

10. What are Henry's thoughts when he muses on death, in chapter 17?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Abbey feel about death? Henry Lightcap approaches it with bravado and panache, but what are Abbey's feelings about it, as the author?

Essay Topic 2

In what way is Joe's desire to be buried with his relatives a measure of Henry's life? In what ways is it insufficient as a measure of the value of a person's life, to be buried with relatives? What is proposed instead, as a measure of value?

Essay Topic 3

What is Henry's relationship with his family? In what ways is he a misfit? In what ways is he one of them?

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