The Fool's Progress: An Honest Novel Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What accident does Henry cause on his way out of the interview?

2. Who tells Henry where Claire is after she leaves Denver

3. What is Henry surprised to find on the land?

4. What does Henry find work doing, at the beginning of Chapter 12?

5. What does Henry tell Myra in answer to her request?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Henry Lightcap's family is half-Shawnee. How much do Native American values matter in 'Fool's Progress'? How is this side of Henry's history represented? Make the argument that 'Fool's Progress' is a novel about the Native American experience. Or make the argument that it is not.

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

Where does the novel change voices or tones, and what do these shift in voice or tone tell us about the book? How does the prelude, for instance, frame the book by being told from another person's perspective?

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