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. Who is Grace?

2. How does Henry feel about the job Bat Lanahan found for him?

3. What does Henry believe he has found in this job?

4. What does Myra say when Henry calls to ask her to run away with him, in Chapter 23?

5. What does Henry take while driving through Kansas?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Joe's death.

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

3. What does Myra ask Henry to do about her pregnancy?

4. What is Henry's experience finding work in New York?

5. What are Henry's fears about going home?

6. Describe Henry's trip to Denver to see Claire before she leaves for college.

7. What does Henry remember of his father at the funeral?

8. Describe Henry's visit to Denver to see Claire.

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

10. What does Henry dream in the postlude?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

In what way is the prelude a representation of the book as a whole? What theme does it introduce, and how is that theme developed?

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